[DML] Sudden Idle Death
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[DML] Sudden Idle Death



Hi everyone. Just finished my last vacation this year and have had my 
D running great for the first time in the six years I have owned it. 
But Yeaterday on my drive home my car bean at times Idleing at about 
2000RPM. I looked in the engine and checked everything I could think 
of. And noticed the plug that goes into the Idle Speed Regulator had 
a split in it, when I pulled it off the wire that is red and black 
completely snapped off and left the half that I couldn't pull out 
inside the plug and the rest inside the harness. The other tow wires 
were badly damaged pretty much in the same condition as the red and 
black but hadn't snaped yet. So being  so smart I decided to see if 
this was at least related to the 2000RPM problem.  I had extra wire 
so I cut and spliced to the old ones made a home made plug and put it 
in to the Idle Speed Regulator. Now it took me about two hours (plus 
my mixure of gas and air was off) to get the car started and stay 
running. Not the car idles perfect the engine is low and quiet. So I 
figure test run. I push on the gas just a tap not even enough to get 
the car to 1000rpm and the car dies. I turn it back on hit the gas 
harder and clim to about 4000RPM and the car contuines to run, tap it 
just a little and it dies. Now I turn it on again figuring I didn't 
mix it right or whatever, hit the gas harder just to see if it stays 
running, and it dies again, but it shuddered this time. Fire it back 
up and it stays running. So I put into reverse and try and back up 
the drive way. It took me about 4-5 times shutting it off and 
starting it again etc... Until it finally got in the drive way 
(uphill too) But I had to almost floor it to get it to not stall....


What did I do?

-Darryl
5898
Any help is appricated




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