[DML] Re: Idle Seeking and Other Problems....
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[DML] Re: Idle Seeking and Other Problems....



Freddie,

How warm is "completely warm?"

If I just started my car and drove, I also had power loss in the 
first minute or so. This was well before complete warm-up to the 1/4 
mark on the gauge. I did not have the racing/backfiring you 
describe.  Turned out my air filter was clogged.  The problem is 
virtually gone now that I replaced it. Sounds like yours might be 
something else.  More technical folks will have some thoughts and 
diagnostic approaches.  

I'm a novice, but I think some hunting is normal during the warm-up 
period.  I sometimes have a little hunt at idle even when warm, 
probably because I could use a new O2 sensor (how is yours?) or some 
minor  adjustments.  How dramatic are your RPM swings?

I believe there are notes in the tech section on how to test your O2 
sensor and general notes on idle problems (such as fast idle).  You 
might take a look.  

The message board "Search" function is also quite useful to find 
answers in old posts.  I believe there are detailed notes on 
optimizing your idle with the O2 sensor disconnected, then 
reconnected following adjustment, buried in old messages.

Good luck!

Marv
#10820
AZ-D

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "stainless_dreams" <fwise3@xxxx> 
wrote:
>
> I have been trying to hunt down my problem for weeks now with no 
luck.
> Heres the deal: When I start the car cold, the Idle speed 
fluctuates
> and begins to seek. It ceases to do so after the car has had a 
chance
> to warm-up.




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