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Jan 21, 2016, 5:32 AM

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Went to an express lube and oil place. Had my oil changed. They went on to tell me my pcv valve needed to be changed due to built up carbon. He also suggested to have the throttle body cleaned up. Now the car stalls and wont accerlate like it should. I then go and buy a new idle air control valve. Now the car will not stall only when in park. You take it out of park and it stalls again. Still bogged down acceleration. Any advice?

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Jan 21, 2016, 5:42 AM

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Idle air control valve won't cause loss of power on acceleration. If this all happened after they cleaned your TB and replaced your PCV, why didn't you take it back to them? You should get some sort of compensation from the oil change place if your mechanic finds what they did caused the issue your having.

Scan the engine computer to see if there are any codes stored. If so, write down the numbers.

Since we volunteer our time and knowledge, we ask for you to please follow up when a problem is resolved.

(This post was edited by Discretesignals on Jan 21, 2016, 5:43 AM)

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Jan 21, 2016, 8:06 AM

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I called the coporate office. They sent a specialist out to my house since I cant go fast enough obiviously. The guy swears up and down the people at the shop didnt mess up my car. He then went on to name things that could be wrong and that i should take my car to a regular shop.

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Jan 21, 2016, 8:37 AM

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NEVER fall for those add-ons at a lube place. Those guys are usually just kids working for minimum wage and they are trained to pad the bill.


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