My 2001 Chevy impala will only start up if u push the gas and then only way u can let of the gas to keep it running u have to unplug a vacuum hose??

Asked by Apr 03, 2014 at 01:19 PM

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Could it be mynmass air flow

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Try unplugging your mass air flow sensor and see if it runs better. That will give you an idea if it's your Mass Air Sensor. If not, you may have a bad or plugged Idle Air Control Valve. Here's a video on how to clean your valve. Different car but same idea. If that fails to make the car run better, I would then check your fuel pressure. You could have a faulty pressure regulator. If pressure is good, try the throttle position sensor.

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