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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-06-02, 09:14 AM
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Two questions regarding my 1990 Ford EA Falcon 4 Speed Auto :

1. The car struggles to start if don't put foot on accelerator (it's a auto). Idling high then low (shuttering & shaking).

- Will only start if put accelerator down for about 1 to 2 minutes. After that sometimes it runs well, while other times it still has the "shuttering & shaking" problem.

2. Car also has a problem where it maintains it's speed eventhough my foot is off the accelerator.
(take my foot off the accelerator & it just keeps going at say 50kms & will not slow down).

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-06-02, 09:35 AM
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Hmm, is it CFI? I had that problem on my CFI motor where i couldnt start it sometimes and i had several attemts to get her going. Sounds like yer idle speed control is rooted. You could try searching for a vacuum leak too, that would account for the high idle which is what is keeping your car from decelerating!

post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-06-02, 06:00 PM
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stuck throttle cable? dodgy leads/plugs/dizzy?

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-06-02, 07:41 PM
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The starting problem would be todo with the choke... Not getting enough fuel?
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-06-02, 08:04 PM
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Does it star and then stall when your foot is not on the throttle?

I'm leaning toward the idle speed controller as well.

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