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Chevrolet Cavalier Stalling or Low Engine Idle Speed Due to Dirty Throttle Body

Chevrolet Cavalier Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994

Engine Affected: 3.1L V6


A dirty throttle body may cause a lower than normal engine idle resulting in a stalling condition. A stalling condition may also result if an idle learn procedure is not performed if the battery goes dead or is disconnected.

  • Visitor, , 3.1L V6, 235,000 mi

    Stalling after battery replacement. I found that if you drive the car steadily at least 50 mph and turn off/on all accessories, heating, AC, lights, etc. the engine will re-learn the idle speed and correct itself. No need to do the idle lean procedure. Believe me, I've been doing this ever since I bought the car new. That was 20 years ago.

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