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My 1987 E150 is idling at 37 MPH. Help!

Does my 1987 E150 van have a diagnostic computer? If not, does it have throttle positioning sensor?

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Re: My 1987 E150 is idling at 37 MPH. Help!

The TPS won't make it run fast unless something broke inside and I've never seen that happen. Is the linkage moving properly? Have you checked for a vacuum leak? Could be the idle control valve. Get a Haynes or Chilton manual, (your library might have one), and refer to it.

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Re: My 1987 E150 is idling at 37 MPH. Help!

Know the feeling,and stand on the brake barely stops it.Found that my van was the throttle cable came off the bracket right behing those big rubber intake tubes.Simply pull the tubes and slip back onto bracket and use a twist tie to keep it there.Easy fix for a scary situation.Hope that solves ur problem Be sure to clamp ur air intake tubes back.
Gerald Heading- Ford van driver for 30 years All the criedintials I got,do my own repairs. Let me know if that helped g_heading@yahoo.com

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