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Old 05-16-2003, 21:31   #1 (permalink)
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Help with Stuck Idle

Was wondering if anyone has had any experiance with a Cougar and the idle getting stuck? It started out driving fine then I would give it some gas to pass someone or whatever the car would just kinda get stuck in this high idle mode. I could take my foot off the gas at a stop light and the car would idle up to 60mph. If I threw it in neutral the rpm's would peg to about 2500 to 3000. Originally I could shut off the car and turn it back on and everything would return to normal until I gave it a little gas again to pass someone or at a stop sign then it would stick again. Ocassionaly when it was in that state I could slam the gas pedal and it would drop back down but rarely. Now its to the point where whenever I turn the car on its just pegged all the time. In park or neutral the rpm's hang at like 3000 it is constantly trying to drive itself. Any hints or experiances you have had that may help would be most appreciated.
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Old 05-16-2003, 21:32   #2 (permalink)
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sorry its a 92 Cougar XR 7
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Old 06-02-2003, 08:52   #3 (permalink)
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I am not sure about a 92 because I have a 99. On a 99 modle there is a hesitation that is designed to burn off gases in the exhaust. This is commenly refered to as throttle hang. Maybe your model has this function as well but it has become clogged. Although I don't hink that his the problem, it is just an idea. It sounds like the engine chip or one of many sensors to it.
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Old 06-02-2003, 08:58   #4 (permalink)
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I'll look into it
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