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2004 Ford Fiesta won’t start unless I press on the gas

My car not stating without me pressing gas, its doing it every morning

The Idle Air Control valve may be dirty/malfunctioning.


If the IAC valve isn’t allowing air into the engine as you attempt to start it, the engine won’t start.

Then when you apply the gas pedal, this opens the throttle plate on the throttle body, and allows air into the engine and the engine starts.


This is a 16 year old econocar, why spend money on getting it fixed? Just step on the gas.

Unbelievable my problem was a positive batt terminal, car sorted