High Idling Problem - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
» Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Ford Mustang Forum
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

Ford Mustang Forum This forum is for the discussion of all Ford Mustang models, including the Ford Mustang, Ford Mustang Convertible and Ford Mustang Coupe and all older/classic models and submodels.

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-25-2001, 12:39   #1 (permalink)
Mustang_Axe
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
mad High Idling Problem

Have tried everything I can think of for this problem. It idles too high. I have turned down the idle and adjusted the timing many times. Put two used and one brand new idle sensor in.

It hunts now...it is high and then low, high and low..soars very high when only re-starting car will put it back to normal. Drive a bit and it reverts back to 'hunting'.

Have talked to a ford tech (no longer employed with them) who told me there was a recall on Mustangs (not sure what year) to fix this problem...he also said something about a 'jumper cable' made to fix this problem.

Does anyone know what he is talking about and/or how to fix this problem short of going to ford dealership?

I am major frustrated/fed up here :fmad:

Mustang_Axe
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-27-2001, 15:52   #2 (permalink)
Mustang GT Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Ohio
Posts: 7
Question

Have you tried cleaning the IAC valve or the wire on the Mass Air Meter?

The IAC valve should be cleaned once a year (kinda like changing the fuel filter)..whether you think it needs done or not...
Banzai56 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2001, 21:59   #3 (permalink)
Mustang GT Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Hatfield, PA
Age: 52
Posts: 15
I had this problem, exactly as you describe.

First, you can find out about your car's recall history by supplying your VIN to a Ford dealer. I have never heard of the recalls you describe, but I only know about the 1993 recalls.

Recently I purchased a Cobra intake and when I had it installed the mechanic found a dry-rotted totally worn vacuum hose that lives under the intake and connects to other vac lines behind the intake. We replaced it and the "hunting" idle stopped. Have your car vacuum tested, I think 16" is what you need. Also, make sure the metal mesh screen under the pcv valve is new and not the gunked-up original. Just because you replaced your TPS, doesnt mean it's set correctly - shoot for .99 .

Pick up a code reader from Sears for $35 and check for codes. I ended up needing a BAP sensor! If you have an exposed conical K&N, you are getting "fan wash" and that is confusing your MAF and screwing up your idle.

Good luck

Rich
My 93 GT Page
Rich93GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2001, 08:34   #4 (permalink)
Mustang LX Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Arlington, VA
Age: 30
Posts: 10
The TPS shouldn't affect idle, but go ahead and check it anyway. Checking your vacuum lines is a good idea, and he makes a good point about the exposed filter, the fan wash will do it.
dinomite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2001, 08:25   #5 (permalink)
Blown91GT
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Read this and give it a shot.

http://www.corral.net/Forums/Forum28/HTML/000050.html

What kind of mods do you have done too? A little more info will help.
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Ford Mustang Forum



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
High beam problem AndrewM General Tech 10 01-27-2003 14:27
high revving problem --- it's back macboy General Tech 12 12-15-2002 14:12
SHO stopper: Engine problem in high-performance Taurus angers fans Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 10-23-2002 21:39
A New Boss Born in Australia RPO83 Ford Worldwide News 0 10-16-2002 18:12
High REV problem macboy General Tech 8 08-19-2002 18:02

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 15:07.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.