01 Chrysler Sebring stalling when cold



I have a 2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi w/ 2.7 v6 w/ 95K miles. Within the last few months, in the morning when it is approx 55 degrees or lower, the car will stall right after starting it. I have to keep my foot on the gas pedal to keep it running. After the car warms up for 2 min or so, it will be fine the rest of the day. I don’t have any problems with it stalling or hesitating otherwise. I start it in the afternoon and it starts right up almost every time. My check engine light does not come on and there are no codes in the computer.

I have cleaned the throttle body and the idle air control valve. I have replaced the spark plugs, cleaned the air filter, and ran some seafoam through it.


Well, I fixed it. I replaced the idle air control valve and cleaned some more where it goes and it is working correctly now. I think there was something in the idle air control valve that hardened when cold that caused it to not move so the car stalled. Just an FYI for anyone else who comes across this.