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Cadillac Escalade Stalling or Low Engine Idle Speed Due to Dirty Throttle Body

Cadillac Escalade Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2011

Average Mileage: 126,672 mi (21,000 mi - 210,000 mi)


A dirty throttle body may cause a lower than normal idle and possible stalling condition. Performing a throttle body service will commonly correct this concern.

  • Visitor, , 180,000 mi

    vehicle was idoling very low and if steering wheel was turned in drive with foot on the brake, it would stall

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  • my vehicle runs fine until I come to stop then it idle down and wants to cut off but while im still sittng there it idles right back up on its own

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  •  Rookie

    I just got my transmission completely rebuiltand there's no problems with the transmission or motor but when they disconnected my battery and reconnected it my idol has been low and unstable since. They told me I have to reset the idle control sensor by doing all of these steps I'm sure did you have seen on the Internet, well just to say it's not working. I'll pop the hood myself and find that the hose clamp that connects the gasket to the Air filter to the air intake was completely off of the rim so basically this could've been sucking in anything now when I am idling at a stop sign or stop and reverse and put on my break it idle so low bid it will die but when I'm driving down the road or freeway it's driving like a champ and a brand-new transmission as well but that's not the problem my problem is when I'm idling at a stop sign or reversing into a parking spot and it dies right in front of everybody in the parking lot then I have to throw it in neutral to start it real fast not fun at all so how can this be fixed or how do you clean your air intake

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  • Visitor, , 21,000 mi

    I had my 3 babies in the car I could not brake nor steer, Nearly crashed. CALLED 911 because I was in the middle of the road and car then died and would not start. Towed away and fixed. THIS IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM. THEY NEED TO HAVE A RECALL .

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  • Visitor, , 137,000 mi

    My Escalade will idle very slow and sometimes stall when it is in gear. I have not fixed the problem yet.

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  • Visitor, , 103,376 mi

    Low idle and stalling and difficulty turning steering wheel when the car is moving slow and having idle issues

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  • Visitor, , 120,000 mi

    Had battery replaced, which I believed to be the problem only to leave the service station and have the care stall out on the way home..

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