2000 chevy prizm won't stay running in Park, reverse or drive

Toby Briles

Asked by Feb 02, 2016 at 12:57 PM about the 2000 Chevrolet Prizm 4 Dr LSi Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2000  Chevrolet Prizm runs really rough, I
receantly changed the plugs, and found oil on the
topside of the #3 plug.  It will not stay running
unless I keep my foot on the gas, but only while
parked. If I shift to any other gear, it bogs down
and dies. Any suggestions?

3 Answers


I have to ask, how long since a tune-up? Any applicable trouble codes? To check codes, yourself, at the least, you need an obd2 code reader. Your local autostore should have one. Use a gage and check proper fuel pressure, that is part of a tune-up. Try cleaning the throttle body and idle air system, see if it helps? There could be other issues?


I just wanted to add, a rough idle could be caused by a leak of some kind, fuel--egr--vacuum leak, something of that nature.

Keven Rodger

I'm having the same issues

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