[DML] Re: Need HELP!!! Odd Idle question...traveling and possibly stuck
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[DML] Re: Need HELP!!! Odd Idle question...traveling and possibly stuck?!?

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@...> wrote:
> You must make sure the arm for the throttle returns positively to the
> idle position. It should not have to be pushed and there should be no
> rough spots or drag. Another possability is play in the ends of the
> quadrant link. It is the small rod that connects the throttle spool to
> the throttle arm. The throttle arm has to return all the way to idle
> to trip the micro switch. You could have a sticky throttle cable.
> Lubricate as per the throttle recall. 

The arm for the throttle has very smooth motion, no binding, and no
dragging whatsoever.  It opens fully and closes fully just as before.
 I also checked the quadrant link, no play causing any movement at all.

When I activate the throttle, the arm is perfectly responsive. 

The throttle cable is lubricated and routed routed properly.  When
activated, the throttle cable is moving freely with no binding, no
grabbing whatsoever.  It is also adjusted to proper length, so there
is no issue with that.

>Check that the floor mat or the
> carpet is not interfering with the throttle pedal. Another check is
> that when you step all the way down on the accelerator (with the motor
> off!) the throttle spool hits the WOT switch. Check that the throttle
> cable is not severly bent and is routed correctly. You said you had
> the top of the engine all apart so you could have incorrectly routed
> the cable. Check that the throttle spool is moving smoothly. Take it
> apart and clean, lubricate, and reassemble.
> David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757

Inside the cabin of the car, checked placement of carpet, throttle
cable, and pedal, all are ok.  Tested the throttle at WOT, and yes it
does make full contact with the WOT switch.  Then checked WOT switch
to make sure there was no problems with it since it was brand new, and
it tested fine with the meter.  We went ahead and checked to make sure
the trottle spool is working properly, so took your advice and yes it
is properly assembled, cleaned and functioning properly.

Here is another example of what she's doing:  At certain times, even
sitting in the yard after driving the car for 2 hours, car running in
neutral, testing the idle, it seems normal.  Even while just standing
there standing at the engine, the car decides to rev itself up and
hold at around 3k rpms. It actually held there for about 15 to 20
seconds and then returned to normal.  Sometimes it does it for longer.  
I stopped off at 7-11 for a slurpee and the car was fine, but kinda
parked at an upward angle.  Got back into the car, started it, and it
was at 3k rpms for the entire ride home. When I parked the car and got
out, the car idled there for about a minute more and went back to
normal... then it decided to rev back up for 10 seconds and went back
to normal.

I can be no where near the accelerator, the throttle, etc and it will
just rev.  I checked to make sure proper contact with the micro switch
per your instructions in an older thread, David, and it is definitely
making proper contact.

I was given instructions on how to jump the computer, and will
probably go that route next.  There is also an opportunity to put
another speed motor on the car for a week to see if the problem
re-occurs.  So if anyone knows of other areas i should be paying
attention to, please let me know.  I am still proof-reading older
posts to get all the info i can on this.

Mike Cole for Mike Hackey

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