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Re: '87 5KCSTQ Idling Problem
I can't seem to find the procedure for cleaning or testing the idle
stabilizer valve. Can someone point me in the right direction or mail it
If the engine is cold I get the same problem upon startup. It starts to
idle at 2800-3000. If I give a little tug at the throttle line it goes
down to about 1100 but its still idles kind of rough. As well, the fuel
distributor is making a: bzzzt (stop) bzzt (stop),... continually. Is that
On Wed, 23 Aug 1995, Andrew Duane USG/PE wrote:
> Hairy green toads from Mars made Rob Silcher say:
> > I'm driving home at lunch, the car isn't hot yet - I come to a stop light
> > and instead of idling at 900 rpm its running at 2800 rpm. I get home
> > - open the hood, play with the throttle - its not stuck. It eventually
> > goes down to 1000 rpm but kind of rough - sort of bouncing up and down.
> > If I give it a shot of gas it goes way back up to 2800 -3000 rpm.
> Idle Stabilizer Valve.
> It's a small cyliner, about 1.5" diameter, 4" long, with vacuum
> hoses at each end and an electrical connector. It is usually stuck
> on top of the cylinder head near the front of the car.
> They go bad a lot, but sometimes the valve inside gets gummed up and
> can be cleaned with contact cleaner.
> Check the archives for a complete description.
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