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    im soo mad!

    So i have a 2001 ws6. and when i start the car it shuts off right away. unless i keep my foot on the gas. but the second i take my foot off it turns off. i'v checked my oil and its fine. so whats wrong?

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    Try cleaning the MAF first. It's the sensor that connects to the airbox.

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    what dose it look like

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    It's the part between your air lid and your throttle body.

    You'll want to get some cleaner and spray it down really well. Let it air dry. Don't touch the little wires inside. Just spray them.

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    crap i dont have any spray. are you shure that would make my car not run?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dag27 View Post
    crap i dont have any spray. are you shure that would make my car not run?
    nope, but with the little information you've given us, that's the easiest and cheapest thing to try to fix first,

    could also be fuel sending unit, idle control valve, throttle position sensor, etc.. but cleaning the MAF is far easier/cheaper to check off the list

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    true

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    Quote Originally Posted by dag27 View Post
    So i have a 2001 ws6. and when i start the car it shuts off right away. unless i keep my foot on the gas. but the second i take my foot off it turns off. i'v checked my oil and its fine. so whats wrong?
    gas filter?
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    gas filter hmmmm. i didnt know cars had gas filters hehe

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    sounds like a maf problem to me......

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    really a MAF problem? you dont think it could be the engine coolent?

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    No, it isn't the coolant. As mentioned, try cleaning the MAF sensor with some CRC cleaner - available at most auto stores. You could also check the fuel pressure. Since the car dies if you don't keep pressing on the gas, have someone read the pressure at the fuel rails - there is a valve on the rail where you can use a fuel pressure guage. You should see around 58 psi. Take a reading with just turning the key on but not starting the car, and then another reading while the car is running.

    Is the SES light on? If so, you could get the codes read to help narrow down your problem.

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    ^^ What Knight said.

    Also, has your Service Engine Soon (SES) light been on?

    After checking the fuel pressure, I would consider the Idle Air Control (IAC) valve on the side of the throttle body, or simply a dirty throttle body as the next possible culprit. Do you run an oiled cotton gauze air filter, such as a K&N?'

    FWIW, the fuel filter is located under the car, in front of the left rear wheel area. You will need a set of line wrenches and a release tool to change it. Line wrenches are not required, but you are far less likely to round off the fittings with them.

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    it's called a fail safe, there can be numerous of things wrong. try putting a scan tool on it and see if it is throwing any codes. it happened to me when a valve spring broke.

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    ok well i just got the MAF spray. so ill go ahead and try that first. and god i hope its not a valve spring lol

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    oh and my SES light has not been on

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    okay well i sprayed her down and it didnt do anything lol

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    How about the throttle body -- was it dirty? The other items already mentioned?

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    How many miles is on the car?

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    Mine would shut off and run really bad somtimes... Not always.. I had to replace my relays... If I remember right there were five to be replaced.. Got the replacements at NAPA for $7 a piece... Runs pefect now.

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