[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



Just to add my own 2 cents to that, if after lubing everything, and adjusting the striker 
screw you still have this problem, there is still a quick fix you can do.

Reach behind the Idle Speed Microswitch, and pull up on it to bend the bracket upwards a 
little bit. You won't notice any difference in appearance. I ended up having to do this on 
my engine to finally get rid of this problem.

-Robert
vin 6585 "X"



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@...> wrote:
>
> It's easy! Just a few of steps:
> Step 1 disassemble
> Step 2 clean and lubricate
> Step 3 Reverse step 1
> 
> Be careful as there are some springs in inside. Make note of
> positions. There is also a split bushing which is SUPPOSED to have a
> split in it. The quadrant link has tiny clips in each end just like
> the struts on the doors so pull them BEFORE trying to remove the link.
> As for the throttle cable lubricate as per the recall. The way I do it
> is after it is disconnected I put a short piece of hose over the end.
> I fill the hose with anti-freeze and use compressed air to force it
> in. Keep a rag under the gas pedal and keep blowing until you see
> anti-freeze come out.
> David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757 
> 
> 
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "sweetp01569" <paul.sweet@> wrote:
> >
> > Thanks David.
> > 
> > How do I properly lube the throttle spool?  Spray WD-40 within it?
> > 
> > Paul
> > 
> > --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@> 
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > 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 
> > can
> > > usually adjust it so it positively sets the idle micro. I also
> > > recommend cleaning and lubricating the throttle spool and the 
> > throttle
> > > cable. After 25 years it may be time to clean and relube! Don't 
> > forget
> > > to see if the carpet or the floor mat is interfering with the 
> > pedal.
> > > The idle is supposed to be 775 = - 50 RPM's. So even at idle you 
> > are
> > > 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 
> > set
> > > 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 
> > driving 
> > > > 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 
> > speed 
> > > > microswitch possibly not engaging properly?  
> > > > 
> > > > Thanks,
> > > > 
> > > > Paul
> > > >
> > >
> >
>




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