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2000 Pontiac Grand Am 2.4 Quad - Dies occasionally when

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2000 Pontiac Grand Am 2.4 Quad - Dies occasionally when slowing down on corners an accelerating, of in drive thru's.
Submitted: 1 year ago via OnlineAutoRepair.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

Hello, sorry for the wait.

Does it start right back up after it stalls?

Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

If it does, then the Idle control valve is either sticking because of carbon buildup on the tip of the valve, or it needs replaced. If its the original one i would just replace it. They only last about 100K miles anyway and they are only about 35 bucks. Below is a couple of diagrams showing what it looks like and where its located on the throttle body.

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https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/33691145/iac%20location.PNG

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