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Old 02-05-2010, 15:05   #1 (permalink)
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I have been having some issues with the idle problem on my 96 Escort. I have been searching through various threads to come up with what sounds like my solution to the problem. I have asked the assistance of the head mechanic at one shop. He told me, by the info that I gave him about the idle issue, that all roads led to the IAC valve being bad. I read about some threads where people just took off the IAC valve, cleaned it, reinstalled it, and it works fine. I tried that and seemed to work for a while and then it( the problem came back). I broke down (not the car) and ordered one 2/2 from Rock Auto. My IAC valve came in today.and I installed it. I now have worse idle than I did before!!. Is there something that has to be reprogrammed on computer or could part possibly be bad?????The idle will slow down from 1500 rpm to under 300 and die out. Am I missing something??? Anyone with any ideas??
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Re: 96 Escort idle problem

Have you tried reinstalling the old one to see if it runs as it did before? How about the gasket area, is there a vacuum leak there? They don't need reprogramming.
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Check the PCV line, there's a rubber elbow in it that is bad to crack or split causing a vacuum leak and poor performance.
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Have you tried reinstalling the old one to see if it runs as it did before? How about the gasket area, is there a vacuum leak there? They don't need reprogramming.
Thanks for the tip I will check that out!
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Check the PCV line, there's a rubber elbow in it that is bad to crack or split causing a vacuum leak and poor performance.
I just had someone repair that for me the other day, but the pcv valve did not get changed. I will stop the next time I'm out and see if that works. Thanks for the info!!!!!!!
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Have you tried reinstalling the old one to see if it runs as it did before? How about the gasket area, is there a vacuum leak there? They don't need reprogramming.
Thanks for your help!!!!!!!
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