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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-20-02, 03:11 AM Thread Starter
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confused High Idle

Hey Boys,
I'm new to the site and a mechanical novice, but i have a prob with engine idiling.
As soon as i start up the car it seems to rev abnormally high, and also when ever it is put into park or neutral.
Drive and reverse also seem to want to take off without touching the accelerator.
It also gives a bit of a shake when i go to turn it off and its still idiling high.
I replaced the accelerator cable about 1.5 mths ago, and just the other day i cut the snorkel to hopefully get a bit more air in but this high idle hasnt happened until about 2 days after i cut the snorkel.
Its a reco single point, 3sp column.
Any help would be great.
Thanks, Crutchie

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Also if theres anyone around my area willing to talk to me in person about mods i can do to my ea or any info it would be appreciated thanks.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-20-02, 03:55 AM
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Well I can safely say that cutting the snorkel wont cause the high idle as I have done it to mine and so have a few others on here now - with no idling dramas......check you acc cable anyway for frays or to see if its sticking etc...if not it could be your TPS ( throttle Positioning sensor (?) )
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-20-02, 04:45 AM
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I have the opposite problem, my EA revs to lowly, usually around 300rpm...

I'm sure that the EA is supposed to rev at around 450rpm..

Your high revving sounds like the computer has been reset somehow in the past couple of days. Did you disconnect your battery at any stage? If you have, then the high revving will go away by itself..

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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-20-02, 05:17 AM Thread Starter
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I did dissconnect the battery today to install clear indicator covers but i didnt include this because i thought it was unrealated. Just out of curiosity why will this just go away?... and if mine will then why wont yours also antigravity???
Ill keep u posted and see if this works, ill also check the acc cable again just to make sure im not missin anything.
where would i find the throttle positioning sensor??
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Check your Throttle position sensors. Mine did this too. Had to re-new the sensors..

The need calibrating


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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-20-02, 10:57 PM
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I'm not too sure about this EAI6, but all I know is that after you've taken your car for a decent drive, this high revving should go away. I have been told this when my car has been revving too high, and drives itself, without me touching the accelerator at all!

This also can cause problems with your transmission, because you will be changing from park, to neutral, to drive, to reverse and back and forth at around 1000rpm.. But like I said, times when I experienced this, the problem went away by itself after my computer had sufficient time to reset itself (this will only happen while it's being driven, so drive it around, preferebly on the freeway!)

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Could it be the idle screw?

Cars on gas have a idle screw so you can adjust your idle. Could the non-gas cars have this too?

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Re: shifting problems on highway

my 2000 ford f 150 4.6 has trouble shifting on the the highway when i i accelerate to get on highway the trans stays in like third i put the pedle to the floor and it gains no speed it stays the same and it starts to buck a little please help thanks my email agunner12@yahoo.com
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Re: High Idle

A blocked air filter can sometimes cause this problem.

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