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1992 mazda mx3 1.6 liter... having problems with the idol. it wants to stall out every time it is idoling. when it does die, it wont start back up. it cuts out badly when im driving and rpms hit around 3000. just changed the fuel filter... any ideas on what this could be?? check engine light isnt on. could IAC or TPS cause this problem?

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TPS

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    TPS IAC nor do fuel injectors does not always throw a code in vehicles that old nor are the reliable in my opinion on most vahicles pre OBD2

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Check the spark plugs if they got some oil on them change the head gasket and new spark plugs if not just a tune up

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Very possible but a bad sensor would throw a check engine light.

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    air flow meter,i have same prob with my 92 1.6 mx-3 aswell

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