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Idle, oscilates, cold start (FIXED) kind of..
Posted 18 December 2005 - 02:46 PM
It was running a bit rough a few days prior, I was going to check distributer and rotor, etc....
your thoughts.... Thx in advance...
Update: Cleaned disty cap and rotor, tons of ugly build up, runs smoother but problem still exists, read 2 posts below so doing that next, I am sure that is it. Will up date again if problem is fixed.
Thx for quick response,
fIxEd/Kind of: Hoosie and Balls: Thx guys.
My Chiltons calls it a AIR CONTROL VALVE, (does not ref. a Idle control valve nor picture on this model so I believe this is the same as an Idle Control valve) mounted on front of SPFI Throttel body. The 3/4" air hose that feeds the Air control Valve comes off upstream by the Air flow meter, every time I removed that hose that car would shudder and almost die if I didn't get it pushed back on, so that kind of tells me the Air control valve is doing something so I sprayed the WD-40 (sry, no Silicone) into the Air control valve and started it again and it seemed to be acting quicker in its response, sprayed more and seemed to be working better or it just warmed up and bypassed it any way?... if that is how it works...
I believe your right as it was lagging behind in reaction time (gummy) so I think this is a temp fix till I get the silicone spray and or a new gasket and take it off and clean it?
hmmmm.... another search and not so late in the day. I believe it seems to be running better and that was probably the cause. I just may try this for awhile and see what happens.
Thanks again guys & gals... Love these little cars.
Posted 18 December 2005 - 03:16 PM
It's a common problem with the valve that needs occasional cleaning. Also good to check all the other stuff you mentioned (disty cap, rotor, plugs, etc)
(hint, search for ' IAC* ' and you'll get more hits)
Posted 18 December 2005 - 04:25 PM
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