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idle question

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Old 07-16-2006, 10:18 PM
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not to soon after i had a new (used) trans put in... its an auto..... i have noticed that my idle is all jacked up, now i've adjusted the little idling nut thingy i dunno the tech. name for it but it never seems to help.. and yes i do unplug the sensors like the good old hayes manual says.....and especially when i put the AC on...like today which happened to be a good old crisp 95 degress... my idle pretty much drops off and im about to stall...what could be my problem?
 
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Old 07-17-2006, 08:07 AM
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Could your throttle cable be too tight?
 
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Old 07-17-2006, 08:16 AM
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could that be it, i was thinking that the tighter it got the more the throttle opened which would mean a higher idle....i could be wrong.
 
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Old 07-17-2006, 09:11 AM
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There also a screw on the throtle body you can adjust if you were talking about just adjusting cable to fix idle.Theres a plasic piece over it between 2 vac hoses.
 
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Old 07-18-2006, 11:11 AM
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i have tried to adjust the throttle cable at the body, along with the little idle control thing that you can adjust thats on the throttle body as well. do you mean there is another adjusting point as well?
 
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Old 07-19-2006, 02:09 AM
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first things first, your cable requires slack, do not overtighten the cable thinking you will get a better response, it simply does not work with ecu etc. thats old school v8 thinking. you could have a bad ground, a loose wire, a dirty map sensor, a bad plug wire, but messing with your cable will not repair the problem
 
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Old 07-21-2006, 02:01 PM
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I believe that if your car is a manual tranny, you will get a better response when tightening the throttle cable. I did it in my civic and made a difference. I think the reason is because you do the shifting, not the ECU.
 
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