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Dec 8, 3:46pm - #346821 
NEED HELP FAST! CAR DYING!

Ok so my car is on the fritz and its running in what I call phantom mode. I have wide feet and sometimes i hit the gas when I brake, and the car revs. Well this happened to me the other night and I thought it was the standard fat foot thing, except my foot wasn't on the pedal. The car starting revving itself. It just keeps gasing it and stopping between 1100rpm-3400rpms, up and down up and down, vvvrroomm..vrrommm...vrroo... and it worried me so i got home quick. I can just let out clutch and it drives itself because it gases it, step on brake as hard as can to stall and it keeps going. Went home, unplug ECU, reset and try again, car works fine. Next morning...phantom...night phantom. Does anyone know of anything like this? please help asap

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Dec 8, 4:07pm - #346822 
Throttle Position sensor or mass air flow sensor. Those would be my guess.

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Dec 8, 4:11pm - #346823 
wheres the tps?

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Dec 8, 4:27pm - #346824 
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Dec 8, 4:36pm - #346825 
Brake Booster... I had it where if I hit the Brake my RPM's would go way way down... about to stall but when I let off the brake they went to like 45rpm's it was crazy

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Dec 8, 4:49pm - #346826 
messed with the MAF and its still doing it..

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Dec 8, 4:54pm - #346827 
did you try cleaning the maf? not just messing with it lol

also how many miles on the car? might wanna get some throttle body cleaner and spraying your IAC. that could help also.

** IAC = idle air controller. it's located under the throttle body.


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Dec 8, 4:56pm - #346828 
87k on the car, havent boughten the cleaner, the maf didnt look too dirty

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Dec 8, 5:08pm - #346829 
IAC valve my guess. Best to remove and clean it unmounted.

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Dec 8, 6:03pm - #346830 
w0w Im clueless right now confused

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Dec 8, 6:14pm - #346831 
cleaned the MAF, still nothing

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Dec 8, 6:18pm - #346832 
can someone tell me exactly where the IAC is and how to remove it

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Dec 8, 6:54pm - #346833 
Well you are going to need something to clean this with like some carb. cleaner. I am not sure where it is located but I would say that it is for sure one of the three things mentioned. I havent played around to much with my motor to tell you where is it.

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Dec 8, 10:48pm - #346834 
give me a few minutes. I have pics of how to do it smile BTW if you do a search I've posted these before thumbsup


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Dec 8, 10:50pm - #346835 
this is now a 56K warning. I did the radiator at the same time so thats here too lol


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Dec 8, 10:51pm - #346836 
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^^^^ the IAC is the piece at the bottom withthe coolant hose coming outa it. you can remove it to clean it.


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to be ghetto you can just spray the cleaner into that hole. I don't suggest it though. you have it off already so you might as well do it right lol
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Dec 8, 10:58pm - #346840 
ok hopefully all these millions of pics help a bit smile thumbsup


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Dec 9, 6:59am - #346841 
^^^nice to know you can always count on the guys on this site to help ya out! Lucky you're da man. thumbsup

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Dec 9, 12:30pm - #346842 
damn nice pics!! spineyes

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Dec 9, 3:13pm - #346843 
ok awesome, quick question. Do you think its safe to drive for alittle, since the only thing it appears to be doing is wasting gas revving?, I need to drive my car since my beater is in the shop till sunday, then i'll swap.

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Dec 9, 8:52pm - #346844 
id say hitch some rides man, you really wanna risk making bigger problems?


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Dec 10, 3:54pm - #346845 
it's just annoying. it shouldnt ruin anything IMO. to do just the TB is at max a 2 hr job. and thats if you really take your time lol


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Dec 10, 5:51pm - #346846 
Its could also be the PVC valve, take out the PVC valve blow into it if air doenst get through then it's the valve just replace it it's a $15-$20 fix. I had something similar happen to me and that fixed the problem.

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