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Hey, my son called up that when he stops at a light his idle begins to climb, and climb and up over 2,000 rpm plus as he describes.

 

It was idling fine this morning. What would I begin too look at?

 

1984, Subaru Brat. Non-Turbo, Carberated 1800. 185,000 miles.

 

He tried punching the gas pedel to step it down and that didn't help.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Also: FYI: it is hot here, 90+ today

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Tell him to stick his toe underneath the pedal and attempt to pull it back up. If the idle drops after doing that, you can replace the throttle cable ($9 at napa) and all will be well again.

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Tell him to stick his toe underneath the pedal and attempt to pull it back up. If the idle drops after doing that, you can replace the throttle cable ($9 at napa) and all will be well again.

 

I think that is the problem. I shot everything down with W-D and drove it around for an hour and couldn't make it do it again so I think that is all it was. I let my son in on your recommendation next time.

 

Thanks for the reply.

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Hey, my son called up that when he stops at a light his idle begins to climb, and climb and up over 2,000 rpm plus as he describes.

 

It was idling fine this morning. What would I begin too look at?

 

1984, Subaru Brat. Non-Turbo, Carberated 1800. 185,000 miles.

 

He tried punching the gas pedel to step it down and that didn't help.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Also: FYI: it is hot here, 90+ today

 

Check to make sure you have enough slack in the cable between the cable bracket and throttle lever

Kerry/Roo-Builders

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