RE: [DML] High idle post tune up
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RE: [DML] High idle post tune up

Make sure you didn't disturb the hose and pipe from the idle control motor to where it enters the intake. That might have happened when you were messing around the distributor cap to change the wires. If the pipe was dislodged either at the manifold or at the idle control motor you could end up with a major unmetered air leak which would drive your idle very high.

Check all the small vacuum lines back there too.

Happy holidays! (To you and the list)
Joe Kuchan

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From: jpalatinus@xxxxxxxxx
Date: Sun, 21 Dec 2008 08:35:24 +0000
Subject: [DML] High idle post tune up

            So on the way the gettysburg, my automatic (~10k miles) was running great with a full tank 

of gas, but when it got below 3/4 she would start to buck.  At the show I replaced the pickup 

hose which had a small tear in it, but that didn't solve the problem.  I just got around to 

replacing the fuel pump and a major service kit including:

Emptied tank



fuel filter

fuel pump +screen

distributor cap and rotor

Air filter

(haven't done O2 sensor yet.

Anyway She used to idle right below 1000rpm.  Now she runs fine, but is idling so high 

(2500rpm) I thought something might be pulling the throttle. (nothing is)  I imagine that I 

disconnected some minute hose or some wire that is of critical importance to keeping a low 

idle.  Any ideas on what I screwed up?  Or better yet how to fix it?


Joe P.





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