2006 petrol automatic revs up and down at idle

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i have a 2006 automatic petrol. when i come off the motorway and stop at a junction my car starts jolting forward and revs up and down i have to keep my foot on the brke otherwise it will jump forward. the engine also cuts out when driving down the road.can anyone tell me whats wrong.
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Welcome to the forum gords
i have a 2006 automatic petrol. when i come off the motorway and stop at a junction my car starts jolting forward and revs up and down i have to keep my foot on the brke otherwise it will jump forward. the engine also cuts out when driving down the road.can anyone tell me whats wrong.
It sounds like an idle control problem, the idle control valve, the throttle position sensor, and all the bits in between.

Is the servicing up to date?

Some OBD diagnostics that you can do yourself may give you a clue to the cause of the erratic idle.
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