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    Exclamation 98 2.0 Automatic WILL NOT STAY RUNNING or IDLE

    Parked the car when it was running like a dream, next day it won't even stay running or idle. It dies if I take my foot off the gas.

    I have replaced plugs, wires, coil, and distributor cap.

    Its throwing 5 codes

    P1580-Throttle Actuator B1 Malfunction
    P1544- Throttle Actuation Potentiometer Signal too High
    P0103-MAF OR VAF A CIRCUIT HIGH INPUT
    P0705-TRANS RANGE SENSOR MALFUNCTION (PRNDL input)
    P0121- TPS/PEDAL POSITION SENSOR A CKT Range/performance

    Its been running like utter crap and think that maybe some of these codes were thrown as a result of that, not because they are the problem...

    any ideas? car has been down a week and a half already and I'm stranded

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    Default Re: 98 2.0 Automatic WILL NOT STAY RUNNING or IDLE

    I had the same problem you need a new distributor!! Does it sputter out when it dies? Mine cost me 5 hundred and change for a new one and labor.

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    yeah its the distributor usually. It cost me 40 dollars for a used dizzy, and 0 for labor, since i put it in myself rofl. screw 500 bucks jesus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc1987 View Post
    yeah its the distributor usually. It cost me 40 dollars for a used dizzy, and 0 for labor, since i put it in myself rofl. screw 500 bucks jesus.
    lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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