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Old 04-14-2003, 04:13 AM   #1
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When I start my bonnie, sometimes I have to hold the gas padel down a little for it can stay idle. After a few seconds, the car idles on its own. When I start to drive, the car drive fine but when I take my foot off the gas to stop, it idles up and down. Sometimes the car will cut off when I stop at a light. The funny thing is that the check engine light is not on, can anybody help me what this problem?
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i had the same problem last week, probably your maf sensor, the little black box pointed up on your throttle body with the plug on it, that should keep your car idling ok, also would be a good time to clean your throttle body, use sensor safe cleaning spray . should help
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If it turns out to be your MAF sensor i have one for sale.
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My car has done that ever since i removed the maf screen. It only does it when you first start the car though and once you hit the gas it stops even when it goes back to idle. probably your maf sensor
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My car has done that ever since i removed the maf screen. It only does it when you first start the car though and once you hit the gas it stops even when it goes back to idle. probably your maf sensor
I assume you removed the MAF screen for power what i would like to know is how much more power did you get is it even worth the headache of your car stalling????

I also read of some people removing the complete MAF sensor but ot my knowledge the car will not idle without that sensor if anyone knows the procedure for removing MAF sensor without causing the vechile to stall.
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I haven't checked if my 91 3800 bonnie will idle without the MAF sensor, But I know that the 95 Bonnie will idle without the sensor... But if its reved up and then comes back down to idle than it will stall out... I have seen the older 3.8'* not able to idle without the MAF sensor... But they will rev up, Just stall very easily... These cars will not be driveable at all without the sensor...

Thats what i thought thanks for the info jr.
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