[V8] Intermittent High Idle Speed
kneale at coslink.net
Thu Nov 3 12:53:21 EST 2005
Why don't you put the procedure you posted, along with the parts info, in
the Knowledge Base on Audifans.com?
At 10:37 AM 11/3/2005 +0000, radek at istar.ca wrote:
>Do you live in the rust belt? It could be a sticking accelerator shaft. It
>sits in two
>that can get rusty. With the engine off, move the throttle and then release,
>listening for a "click" from the TPS. Does the shaft return to the "click"
>quickly and easily? If not, you probably have to replace one of the
>bearings, a $20 item.
>I posted a procedure some time ago and should still have the part number
>if you need it.
>91 V8Q 5-sp.
>> Message: 5
>> Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2005 20:27:56 -0600
>> From: "Carol, Dave, and Zach Weiss" <cdzweiss at charter.net>
>> Subject: [V8] Intermittent High Idle Speed
>> To: "V8 List" <v8 at audifans.com>
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>> For those that love a puzzle-- ;)
>> When coming to a stop, clutch in, engine speed occasionally catches
>> somewhere between 2000 and 3200 rpm (usually closer to the low end). "Idle"
>> is rock solid at those times, just high. Revving the engine has no
>> effect-engine returns to whatever speed it's seemingly trying to idle at (at
>> the time). Turning the car off returns the idle to normal. The engine runs
>> well other than this-plenty of power, no misses, etc.
>> I let my mechanic look at it, and he at first thought it was the accelerator
>> cable. I didn't see how that would explain the off/on reset, and sure
>> enough, although there was a definite hitch in the cable, the problem is
>> still there after replacement.
>> Now he says it's a combination of engine speed sensor (he got an
>> intermittent code, although I don't know which one) and a slow ISV.
>> Seems like speed sensor or slow ISV would cause idle to be erratic.
>> Sticking ISV or throttle plate should cause code 2231 idle adaptation out of
>> range. Could this be the idle switch (but if so, wouldn't it cause a 2121)?
>> If not, is it likely an ECU problem?
>> Recently rebuilt top end eliminated excessive oil consumption. Ned's chip
>> has been installed for years. Only other problem has been an occasional
>> miss on lift throttle that disappeared after a new O2 sensor, long ago.
>> Dave Weiss
>> '91 5-speed
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