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Goonz SVT
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WTF Idle Problems
#971712 - 06/16/05 04:20 AM

Everytime i stop at a red light..my revs drop to normal idle then suddenly drop lower to stalling point then going back up to normal then dropping back again to stalling point..its does thhat 3-5 times untill stabilizing in regular idle..wtf is going on, im scared my car will just die at a red light...it has before and I had to push it off

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Re: WTF Idle Problems new
#971717 (Re: Goonz SVT) 06/16/05 04:23 AM

You've never heard of an IAC before?
Seeing as how you're no n00b, I won't walk you through the whole how to find out what to do about it, thing.





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Goonz SVT
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Re: WTF Idle Problems new
#971766 (Re: Ray) 06/16/05 05:08 AM

Idle Air Control..what do i do about it?

buy a new one?

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RayModerator
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Re: WTF Idle Problems new
#971767 (Re: Goonz SVT) 06/16/05 05:10 AM

In case you were serious:

clean it.. or replace it..

In the faqs.. also involved in the uim rebuild (which you know where the how to is for that) that I wrote.


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Goonz SVT
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Re: WTF Idle Problems new
#971778 (Re: Ray) 06/16/05 05:21 AM

your gonna hate me for this question Ray...where is the IAC..like I did the throttle hang fix, is it along that pipe?

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Re: WTF Idle Problems new
#971783 (Re: Goonz SVT) 06/16/05 05:30 AM

hehee... check out the rebuild how-to.. about 70% of the way down is a blurb with a pic.. a finger pointing to the IAC.. (silver)


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Taasman
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Re: WTF Idle Problems new
#971857 (Re: Goonz SVT) 06/16/05 11:56 AM

Clean, lubricate, and re-install. 4500 posts ???? there has to be at least 4500 on the IAC alone...hehe. Ok which one is it.

You just post and never read any posts
You have a good memory, but its short
You thought search was when you lost something
Your almost at 5000 posts....hehehe

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bentleywarren
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Re: WTF Idle Problems new
#971938 (Re: Taasman) 06/16/05 01:57 PM

There can be things other than the IAC that cause the fast-slow-fast-slow idle. I put a new IAC on my zetec, and it still searches up and down for the idle, so there are apparently other contributing factors. I just haven't found them yet. I bought a TPS a couple of days ago, but haven't gotten it installed yet. Maybe, just maybe..........

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Re: WTF Idle Problems new
#971984 (Re: Taasman) 06/16/05 02:34 PM

Originally posted by Taasman:
Clean, lubricate, and re-install. 4500 posts ???? there has to be at least 4500 on the IAC alone...hehe. Ok which one is it.

You just post and never read any posts
You have a good memory, but its short
You thought search was when you lost something
Your almost at 5000 posts....hehehe




what do I use to lubricate?

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Re: WTF Idle Problems new
#971989 (Re: Goonz SVT) 06/16/05 02:36 PM

I have a used late-model IAC if you're interested. It didn't fit my '95 easily, but I tested it and it works fine. PM me for details.

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Re: WTF Idle Problems new
#972161 (Re: Goonz SVT) 06/16/05 04:12 PM

Now there's a question for the ages. Well, I always prefer...
Oh wait, are you still talking about the IAC?

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Goonz SVT
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Re: WTF Idle Problems new
#972237 (Re: sail114) 06/16/05 05:05 PM

wtf im having problems getting the dammn thing out..grrr

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Re: WTF Idle Problems new
#972251 (Re: Goonz SVT) 06/16/05 05:11 PM

If it's the original IAC (which is doubtful, but could be), then the gasket could be cementing it to the UIM. See if you can slide a screw driver under the base of it to pry it off, just don't snap the screw studs.
Also, make sure you pick up a new gasket before you put a new one on there (and you're better off just buying a new one rather then trying to clean the old).

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Re: WTF Idle Problems new
#972355 (Re: sail114) 06/16/05 06:19 PM

how much is that gonna run me?

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Re: WTF Idle Problems new
#972392 (Re: Goonz SVT) 06/16/05 06:49 PM

$60 give or take.

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Re: WTF Idle Problems new
#972422 (Re: Goonz SVT) 06/16/05 07:14 PM

check for vacuum leaks. I had the same problem and it was because the hose that goes from the IAC to the intake tube before the MAF was loose.

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Re: WTF Idle Problems new
#973001 (Re: RandyCSVT) 06/17/05 06:43 AM

Originally posted by RandyCSVT:
check for vacuum leaks. I had the same problem and it was because the hose that goes from the IAC to the intake tube before the MAF was loose.




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