[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, everyone for the advice.  I will clean and adjust the 
mechanism this weekend and let you know how it went.

Paul

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "therealdmcvegas" <dmcvegas@...> 
wrote:
>
> 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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