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

Re: NEED HELP FAST! CAR DYING! [Re: sickcelica696] #346822 Dec 8, 4:07pm Dec 8, 4:07pm
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Throttle Position sensor or mass air flow sensor. Those would be my guess.

Re: NEED HELP FAST! CAR DYING! [Re: SeeULater] #346823 Dec 8, 4:11pm Dec 8, 4:11pm
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wheres the tps?

Re: NEED HELP FAST! CAR DYING! [Re: sickcelica696] #346824 Dec 8, 4:27pm Dec 8, 4:27pm
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Re: NEED HELP FAST! CAR DYING! [Re: sickcelica696] #346825 Dec 8, 4:36pm Dec 8, 4:36pm
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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

Re: NEED HELP FAST! CAR DYING! [Re: GT2111] #346826 Dec 8, 4:49pm Dec 8, 4:49pm
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messed with the MAF and its still doing it..

Re: NEED HELP FAST! CAR DYING! [Re: sickcelica696] #346827 Dec 8, 4:54pm Dec 8, 4:54pm
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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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Re: NEED HELP FAST! CAR DYING! [Re: Lucky_317] #346828 Dec 8, 4:56pm Dec 8, 4:56pm
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87k on the car, havent boughten the cleaner, the maf didnt look too dirty

Re: NEED HELP FAST! CAR DYING! [Re: sickcelica696] #346829 Dec 8, 5:08pm Dec 8, 5:08pm
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IAC valve my guess. Best to remove and clean it unmounted.

Re: NEED HELP FAST! CAR DYING! [Re: c2gas] #346830 Dec 8, 6:03pm Dec 8, 6:03pm
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w0w Im clueless right now confused

Re: NEED HELP FAST! CAR DYING! [Re: sickcelica696] #346831 Dec 8, 6:14pm Dec 8, 6:14pm
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cleaned the MAF, still nothing

Re: NEED HELP FAST! CAR DYING! [Re: sickcelica696] #346832 Dec 8, 6:18pm Dec 8, 6:18pm
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can someone tell me exactly where the IAC is and how to remove it

Re: NEED HELP FAST! CAR DYING! [Re: sickcelica696] #346833 Dec 8, 6:54pm Dec 8, 6:54pm
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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.

Re: NEED HELP FAST! CAR DYING! [Re: SeeULater] #346834 Dec 8, 10:48pm Dec 8, 10:48pm
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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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Re: NEED HELP FAST! CAR DYING! [Re: Lucky_317] #346835 Dec 8, 10:50pm Dec 8, 10:50pm
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this is now a 56K warning. I did the radiator at the same time so thats here too lol


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Re: NEED HELP FAST! CAR DYING! [Re: Lucky_317] #346836 Dec 8, 10:51pm Dec 8, 10:51pm
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Re: NEED HELP FAST! CAR DYING! [Re: Lucky_317] #346837 Dec 8, 10:52pm Dec 8, 10:52pm
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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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Re: NEED HELP FAST! CAR DYING! [Re: Lucky_317] #346838 Dec 8, 10:54pm Dec 8, 10:54pm
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Re: NEED HELP FAST! CAR DYING! [Re: Lucky_317] #346839 Dec 8, 10:56pm Dec 8, 10:56pm
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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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Re: NEED HELP FAST! CAR DYING! [Re: Lucky_317] #346840 Dec 8, 10:58pm Dec 8, 10:58pm
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ok hopefully all these millions of pics help a bit smile thumbsup


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Re: NEED HELP FAST! CAR DYING! [Re: Lucky_317] #346841 Dec 9, 6:59am Dec 9, 6:59am
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^^^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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damn nice pics!! spineyes

Re: NEED HELP FAST! CAR DYING! [Re: RookieGTS] #346843 Dec 9, 3:13pm Dec 9, 3:13pm
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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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id say hitch some rides man, you really wanna risk making bigger problems?


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Re: NEED HELP FAST! CAR DYING! [Re: eric_h] #346845 Dec 10, 3:54pm Dec 10, 3:54pm
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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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Re: NEED HELP FAST! CAR DYING! [Re: Lucky_317] #346846 Dec 10, 5:51pm Dec 10, 5:51pm
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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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