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sickcelica696 Dec 8, 10:46pm - #346821 
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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
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SeeULater Dec 8, 11:07pm - #346822 
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Throttle Position sensor or mass air flow sensor. Those would be my guess.
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sickcelica696 Dec 8, 11:11pm - #346823 
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wheres the tps?
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sickcelica696 Dec 8, 11:27pm - #346824 
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GT2111 Dec 8, 11:36pm - #346825 
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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
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sickcelica696 Dec 8, 11:49pm - #346826 
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messed with the MAF and its still doing it..
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Lucky_317 Dec 8, 11:54pm - #346827 

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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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sickcelica696 Dec 8, 11:56pm - #346828 
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87k on the car, havent boughten the cleaner, the maf didnt look too dirty
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c2gas Dec 9, 12:08am - #346829 

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IAC valve my guess. Best to remove and clean it unmounted.
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RookieGTS Dec 9, 1:03am - #346830 

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w0w Im clueless right now confused
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sickcelica696 Dec 9, 1:14am - #346831 
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cleaned the MAF, still nothing
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sickcelica696 Dec 9, 1:18am - #346832 
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can someone tell me exactly where the IAC is and how to remove it
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SeeULater Dec 9, 1:54am - #346833 
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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.
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Lucky_317 Dec 9, 5:48am - #346834 

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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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Lucky_317 Dec 9, 5:50am - #346835 

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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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Lucky_317 Dec 9, 5:51am - #346836 

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Lucky_317 Dec 9, 5:52am - #346837 

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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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Lucky_317 Dec 9, 5:54am - #346838 

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Lucky_317 Dec 9, 5:56am - #346839 

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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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Lucky_317 Dec 9, 5:58am - #346840 

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ok hopefully all these millions of pics help a bit smile thumbsup

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grcelica Dec 9, 1:59pm - #346841 

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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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RookieGTS Dec 9, 7:30pm - #346842 

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damn nice pics!! spineyes
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sickcelica696 Dec 9, 10:13pm - #346843 
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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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eric_h Dec 10, 3:52am - #346844 

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id say hitch some rides man, you really wanna risk making bigger problems?

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Lucky_317 Dec 10, 10:54pm - #346845 

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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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arokia010 Dec 11, 12:51am - #346846 
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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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