[DML] Re: Idle too high, but kicks down when I tap the gas pedal
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[DML] Re: Idle too high, but kicks down when I tap the gas pedal

Thanks David.

How do I properly lube the throttle spool?  Spray WD-40 within it?


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@...> 
> This kind of symptom will usually be caused by a misadjusted idle
> micro and/or looseness (play) in the quadrant link connecting the
> throttle spool to the throttle arm. Even with play in the link you 
> usually adjust it so it positively sets the idle micro. I also
> recommend cleaning and lubricating the throttle spool and the 
> cable. After 25 years it may be time to clean and relube! Don't 
> to see if the carpet or the floor mat is interfering with the 
> The idle is supposed to be 775 = - 50 RPM's. So even at idle you 
> not idling right @ 1,000 RPM's. Check that the 3 brass screws are
> lightly closed. Use a meter to verify that the idle micro is being 
> and is not defective.
> David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "sweetp01569" <paul.sweet@> wrote:
> >
> > Lately (over the past week or so) when I come to a stop while 
> > the car, the idle is hanging around 2000 rpms.  However, if I 
tap the 
> > gas pedal, it kicks back down to around 1000.  Is this the idle 
> > microswitch possibly not engaging properly?  
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > 
> > Paul
> >

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