[V8] Engine idle speed problems

urq urq at pacbell.net
Sun Jul 13 15:43:39 PDT 2008

... possible ... but it may be an AT problem too IIRC ... not BTDT on
automatics, but I thought there was a case where the transmission wasn't
fully disengaging and that was causing the engine to get bogged down ... 

Steve B
San José, CA (USA)

-----Original Message-----

The other day I had driven my 92 V8 4.2 about 4 km. Stopped her, and fired 
her up again after a few minutes. The idle speed was very low, the car 
almost died, and the engine had no power. Stopped the engine and started it 
again, everything was okay. 

The same thing happened to me again today, but today instead of stopping the

car I managed to drive away, and when I got to my destination, the idle was 

What could this be? Sticky idle valve? 

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