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Having trouble keeping my Kia Spectra running

Having trouble keeping my Kia Spectra running. It has 64000 miles on it. It starts but if left to idle it will stall or if I go to give it gas it will stall but when I get it on the road it runs find. RPMs below 1000... Any suggestions?

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Would suggest a new air filter (if older than 15k miles, sooner in dusty environments), purchasing a can of CRC-brand MAF cleaner and cleaning the MAF sensor, inspecting the IAC valve (sensor) and cleaning, inspecting the throttle body and cleaning w/ throttle body or carb cleaner.

( a clean air filter, Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor, Idle Air Control (IAC) sensor, and throttle body are important for proper idling.. )

re: cleaning the MAF sensor, IAC sensor, and throttle body - check out the Spectra forum on the site, good posts there to help out with this / your vehicle.


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