Re: [DML] Warm Up Gone Wild
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Re: [DML] Warm Up Gone Wild

Once the car warms up, is the idle steady? Any work done in the engine compartment at all right before this happened?

Could be a few different things. Vacuum leaks can play havoc like this as the fuel mixture tries to enrich and lean itself, and the Idle Speed Circuit starts fighting to maintain a specific idle and the unmetered air enters in and itself can cause the idle to increase. But more information is needed.

vin 6585 "X"

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Mike French <mdfrenchij@...> wrote:
> In the interest of keeping a close watch on the car, I've noticed that
> the warm up has started to go wild. It used to warm up steadily between
> 750 and 1000rpms. Then settled at just under 1000 after two or three
> minutes. Now, it cold starts and begins idling wild, dipping into 500rpms and jumping
> up close to 1500 while warming up. This also happens on a warm start
> and the only way to get the car to settle down to normal steady idle is to press the
> accelerator and run it for a few seconds. I always maintain a full
> charge on the battery and the car is always garaged. Want to deal with
> this before it gets worse. The car has 5,500 miles on it. I replaced the alternator at 4,000 miles with a D110 due to a bad Motorola original. The alternator has not given me any issues. Any help is appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Mike
> #6239
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


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