2003 chevy venture stalling

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Old 10-01-07, 06:54 PM
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2003 chevy venture stalling

I have 2003 chevy venture and it stalled out when i was slowing down. I started it and continued to drive. the battery seems fulley charged. I have noticed 2 or 3 times in the last 6 months that it stuttered in the driveway as i put it in reverse to back out of the driveway after starting. but it did no stall and i proceed to drive without any problems. what could it be?
 
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Old 10-01-07, 07:30 PM
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I have 2003 chevy venture and it stalled out when i was slowing down. I started it and continued to drive. the battery seems fulley charged. I have noticed 2 or 3 times in the last 6 months that it stuttered in the driveway as i put it in reverse to back out of the driveway after starting. but it did no stall and i proceed to drive without any problems. what could it be?
Lot's of possibilities, but a common one can be as simple as a coked up throttle body; if you remove the air intake hose at the throttle body you can take a look and see if it's as black as that hose you took off of there. If it is, a good cleaning may cure your problem. If you've never had the induction system cleaned it's almost a sure bet that it needs to be done regardless of whether it cures the problem. I would recommend having it professionally done using BG products, although you can clean the throttle body yourself with carb cleaner and a regular toothbrush.
 
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Hey I was just thinking that the Idle Air Control Motor or IAC may be shorted out internally or sticking due to carbon build up. I would take it off check the carbon build up on it.
 
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Where do you buy gas at? You may want to try somewhere else, as we have had a number of vehicles come in with symptoms such as yours, all cured by changing gas stations, and/or flushing the fuel injectors.

Gasoline Brands That Currently Meet TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline Standards
As of November 15, 2006, all grades of the following gasoline brands meet the TOP TIER Detergent Gasoline Standards:

• Chevron

• QuikTrip

• Conoco

• Phillips 66

• 76

• Shell

• Entec Stations located in the greater Montgomery, Alabama area.

• MFA Oil Company located throughout Missouri.

• Kwik Trip, Inc. in Minnesota and Wisconsin andKwik Star convenience stores in Iowa.

• The Somerset Refinery, Inc. at Somerset Oil stations in Kentucky.

• Aloha Petroleum

• Tri-Par Oil Company

• Texaco

Top Tier fuel is what GM recommends for their vehicles. The companies listed above will have this fuel. If the problem diminishes while using the Top Tier fuel, continue using it. If you are already using it, a number of things could be causing this problem. You may need to have the fuel injectors professionally flushed, and then continue using a Top Tier fuel.
 
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