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Old 02-21-2002, 13:51   #1 (permalink)
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adjusting idle :)

Hi, I see there are two cable leading to the accellerator mechinism under my hood. I dont have a manual yet either :)
There i a cable that has two nuts on it and also a cable that has an adjusting nut just on top the head where it is heading towards. Please can you tell me which one should i tighten to make my fairmont idle just a wee bit faster than it does to stop it from cutting out straight after i start it.

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Old 02-21-2002, 14:31   #2 (permalink)
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Those 2 cables should not be adjusted too increase idle. One is the throttle linkage and the other is the cruise control cable.
You need to adjust the idle at the throttle body. There is 2 screws on the throttle body. One actually controls the idle and the other is a throttle-stop screw. You need to turn the idle screw (the one towards the bottom) till you get the right idle. I think also that you have to disconnect the ISC when doing this (true?)

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Old 02-21-2002, 14:33   #3 (permalink)
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is it a CFI ?....the one with the 2 adjusting nuts on it (if it comes from under the throttle and leads back down to the transmission) is the kickdown cable, and the other is throttle cable.

adjusting these only adjusts the pull amount, not the offset amount.

adjust your idle screw to increase idle, however stalling after starting, but not at other times, indicates an engine management error. take it to ultratune for $45 and have the whole lot tuned and tested.

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Old 02-21-2002, 14:37   #4 (permalink)
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Did fairmonts come in CFI? I thought they were all MPFI?!

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Old 02-21-2002, 14:43   #5 (permalink)
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i was going to avoid asking the question if it was a CFI because i thought i saw the word fairmont in there, but i couldnt find it....

now i can see it

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Old 02-21-2002, 14:47   #6 (permalink)
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Hey ben, actually when i think about it, ive seen many EA fairmonts without the 3.9L multi-point badge so they might have come as an option like on the GL models. Im pretty sure that the EB fairmonts only came with multipoint tho..

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eb fairmonts were only multi in the series one, but ea fairmonts had multi as an option.

damn centrepoint!
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Old 02-22-2002, 13:52   #8 (permalink)
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your replies have help me heaps, thank you peoples very much :)
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Old 02-25-2002, 11:41   #9 (permalink)
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dc idle motor

check your dc idle motor
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