RE: [DML] High idle
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RE: [DML] High idle

We have been discussing this recently, but it has always been an issue.
I have had my car looked at by people and no one figured it out.
Recently I found my problem with the help of someone on this list (Elvis).
It was the "idle speed motor".
This is a small cylinder on the top, left, rear of the engine with a wire 
plugged into the top.
When you turn the key to the full on position (without starting)
you should hear it whirring.
This is controlled by the idle ICU computer that is behind the drivers seat
under the shelf.
Everyone wants to blame this for the problem but I am betting that the
25 year old electric motor sitting on top of a 200+ degree engine is usually

Crank the car up, and fiddle with the wire harness on top of the motor,
better yet, unplug  it and see what happens.
I have found that my car idles and runs just fine when I just leave it 
When I plug it in, the idle jumps up to 1500-2000.

Try it and see what happens.
If that's not it it could be the computer, or a leak.
- VB

>From: "Derek" <derek.grozio@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>Reply-To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [DML] High idle
>Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 14:10:22 -0000
>Right now my car, when started, idles at about 1800 and slowly creeps 
>upwards of 2000.
>Once the car is warmed up by driving for a few minutes, the idle sits 
>steady at 2500. Don't
>know if it matters, but the car is a 5 speed. Does anybody have any idea 
>what could be
>causing this? Thanks!

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