[V8] engine surging at idle, jerk when decellerating

kyle leatherwood kyle_leatherwood at hotmail.com
Tue Feb 10 06:34:52 EST 2004


Kyle Leathewood here.  I just purchased a 1990 V8 Quattro and it does a 
surging at idle, as well as idles high.  The surging is as if you are 
pressing the gas pedal a considerable bit (1000 RPM to 1500 RPM) and it 
sometimes does it when you are slowing down after driving.  Along with this 
surging, it does a sort of jerk when you let up off of the gas pedal, almost 
as if you are lightly tapping the brake each time.  It gets quite annoying.

I am told the surging and high idle could be due to a recall on the throttle 
linkage bushing not allowing the throttle to go back to full stop, however 
the jerking has got me stumped.  Any suggestions would be greatly 



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