Stalling or Low Engine Idle Speed Due to Dirty Throttle Body on Pontiac Sunbird

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 97,000 (34,000–160,000)
Engines affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 3.1L V6
5 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994
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Low idle, stalls at acceleration dies at stopping