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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-16-03, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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our eb is still reving its balls off when you start it, throttle sensors are fine, cable is not jammed , what the hell is going on?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-17-03, 04:09 AM
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More info man.... does it do it when the engine is hot/cold? how long does the high rpm continue for?

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It dose it all the time you cant even start it as it revs to high. You start it up and it screams like mad
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-17-03, 04:21 AM
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Just adjust your base idle screw on the throttle body!
Anti-clockwise to decrease

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-17-03, 06:23 AM Thread Starter
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thats not the problem , if you disconnect the throttle sensors it still revs high
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-17-03, 04:54 PM
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Logically there has to be air getting in somewhere. Even if it was firing rediculous (spelling) amounts of fel in there woithout enough air it wont rev. Like brent said the idle might be screwed the wrong way but it maynot give enough to rev like you have described. my suggestion is to unbolt the ICS and plug the hole that feeds the manifold with something and then check for any other leaks. PCV Valve might be one, Ive had mine jam once and it made a high idle.

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sounds like your ecu? i had a similar problem my car would rev up to 3000rpm as i started it then drop back. What you need to do is reset your ecu. Disconnect negative lead of battery, press brake pedal for 10secs to remove any stored capacitance in circuits, now reconnect battery put handbrake on, start car without touching accel pedal, then move gear into drive without touching any pedals, leave in drive for 10mins, ecu adaptive strategy is now set and turn car off. start car and it should be fine.

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Easy way to test for leaks into the manifold: Put your hand over the throttle body and block it off. If the motor dies, no leaks.

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-17-03, 11:54 PM
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another option is to spray WD40 around every gasket you can find ( within the induction system ) and if the engine falters or changes tone you have a leak

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-14-03, 06:22 AM
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I suggest take it to a qualified mechanic... get it check out
sounds nasty...

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