5000TQ deceleration and stalling

Kent McLean kentmclean at mindspring.com
Fri Jul 29 18:01:09 EDT 2005

barry at moonbeast.com wrote:
> In any case-- after I got the throttle switch resoldered, the behavior of the 
> car is MUCH improved.  It starts right away and idles fine; however, about a 
> minute or so later, the idle drops to about 500rpm and it struggles, so it 
> would seem that I haven't completely solved the problem.  After blipping the 
> throttle a few times the idle settles again to about 900rpm. 

Do the 5000s have an O2 sensor?  An O2 sensor be going bad may
let the idle drop when cold, but as the sensor warms up, it
starts working normally.

Kent McLean
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke

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