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Old 05-27-2005, 06:39   #1 (permalink)
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bad idle when a/c is on

hi guys,
Another idle problem for yas. When my a/c is on my idle drops to pretty much stalling (not sure on revs waiting to put in tacho dash) and tonight it actually stalled. So i cant really demist propperly cos the a/c turns on automaticly, that brings me to another question ist that a standard thing? Anyway has this happend to anyone before if so can i fix it myself? Just do not want to go to auto elec unless absolutely necessary
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Old 05-27-2005, 19:48   #2 (permalink)
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Re: bad idle when a/c is on

It's worth giving the idle speed control solenoid (ISC) a good cleaning. It controls idle when various things are pulling power from the engine at idle - a/c, power steering etc.

There's a good doc over at fordmods (rego required) with pics about cleaning it

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Old 05-31-2005, 01:18   #3 (permalink)
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Re: bad idle when a/c is on

hey my eb did the same thing but it stalled at a busy intersection. i took it to my auto electrician he siad that he had to reset the base timing or make it go higher something like that well it only cost me $5.00 for him to do it for me.it has not happen since. hoped i helped.
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