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2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Question: car stalls but runs when i give it gas

 

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mcauser34, 3.5L V6, Forest Park, GA, November 06, 2010, 21:01
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i changed the battery and now the car won't idle and stalls out unless i give it gas but the minute i release the gas it stalls out.

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    DaveJHM November 06, 2010, 22:27
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    mcauser34,

    Since you just changed the battery, it may take a little bit of time and running to set the vehicle's engine processor adaptive strategy. Kind of an on-the-job programming, if you will, for the processor. Once everything sets up after some driving, hopefully all will again be ok.

    If the problem continues, be looking for a vacuum leak, air intake leak, unmetered air leak, loose vacuum hose, etc...or stuck idle air control valve.

    Good luck!

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  • Answer #2

    shadetreeauto November 07, 2010, 06:22
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    check the air filter assy. front to back.tighten all clamps and check all electrical connections.something may have been left loose during battery replacement.

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