Having problems with your 2001 Chevrolet Malibu ?

The throttle sticks during the warmer months

\015 A friend of mine used to spray WD40 on the throttle to make it stop sticking and stop idling so high.\015\012\015\012Where is the throttle located looking at the car under the hood?\015\012\015\012Thanks for your help.\015 Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 27-09-2021

Answers :

The throttle body is located on the driver side of the engine compartment.
If throttle plate has not been clean you might want to get a can of carburetor cleaner, remove the inlet snorkel hose and clean around and behind the throttle plate.
The IAC (idle air control) motor may need to be cleaned. The IAC controls your idle rpm.
Good luck, let me know.
Regards,
Do this procedure:
\015\012Here are some of the causes of surges, stalls at stops, slow idle speed, erratic idle speed, high idle speed, rough idle and engine hesitation (and other problems), it is in most cases the idle speed control air-bypass valve and or throttle valve and upper intake, these area's get full of gunk and combustion residue over the miles and cause idle issues (stalls, low idle) like yours, Get a can of intake cleaner from any local parts store, not carb spray, intake cleaner, it is made by a company called CRC, remove the air intake hose to the engine, hold the idle high so the engine won't stall, then spray the can of cleaner into the intake while keeping the engine running, use at least 1/2 the can, shut down the engine and disconnect the battery for 5 minutes, then restart and complete a number of mixed driving cycles, town, freeway, stop and go etc., after a few days the problem will go away as the system will relearn to the clean intake.

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