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

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

Average Mileage: 98,000 mi (80,000 mi - 116,000 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.

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    Intermittent trouble( noticed this started happening approximately 2-3 years ago, this year being the most frequent! ) with truck stalling after making a sharp turn ... engine stalls.... luckily so far it always starts right back up! I also noticed if you accelerate the gas after making a sharp turn , engine will not stall....sometimes this is not possible depending on the traffic.... had a close call when traffic was bottled up in front of me waiting to enter a roundabout....time to correct this problem ! :) Follow up report : June 2014 Explained issue to mechanic ( Firestone) - had Fuel System Cleaning /Tech cleaned Throttle Body & the Mass Air Flow sensor also had Standard oil change total cost: ( including NYS tax $142.54 equal parts: labor) Result : Noticed IMMEDIATE difference ! As soon as I drove off It felt Brand New again ! Mechanic said the Throttle Body was 100% gummed up- Extremely important to have this maintenance done at some point! It's been 3 weeks & I haven't stalled once.... taking very sharp turns ....... feeling GREAT ! :)

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