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1995 astro m van. idle is good until driven a bit, fully warm. when coming to a stop, idle surges up for a few seconds, cuts out like it wants to die, recovers and idles up again. this repeats while stopped for 15 t 20 seconds, progressively getting lower until normal idle returns. IAC counts are 150 at surge, 38 at normal idle. watching scan data, IAC counts go up, engine "cuts out" (IAC counts drop to 5-8 actually) then engine recovers (IAC counts go up...150, then lower and lower until idle settles) Vehicle has new EGR, PROM (for EGR carbon problem) and IAC. No codes, all data normal. Ignition timing TDC.

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Change the gasket under the throttle body, you got a chev vacuum leak. common problem

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SOURCE: rough idle / engine surges until power is applied

Sounds like a possible vaccume hose leak?

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SOURCE: My 1999 k2500 with 5.7 surges at idle only the

Have you checked for any vacuum leaks? If the vehicle has higher mileage then a fuel system cleaning maybe required.

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SOURCE: My 1995 suburban runs good except when you let up

check the fuel filter. mine was plugged.

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SOURCE: Check engine light comes on.

Mine was doing that also.. We changed the two EGR valves, changed spark plugs and wires, and finally cleaned the Mass Air flow Sensor with carburetor cleaner. That seemed to helped the most. You have to take the sensor off to do it.. you can find a youtube video that explains it. Now all I have to do is figure out why my car's RPM's surge when slowing down.

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SOURCE: 1987 chevy r20 rough idle

Well, the computer is supposed to open the IAC to keep the RPM above 600 or so depending on the load on the engine.
If you have voltage and ground for the IAC it should raise idle speed to at least 1100 when you first start the engine cold.
If that is not happening, I would look for carbon build up in the throttle body. You can apply voltage to the IAC and open it to see if the air passage is open too.

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