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Old 08-31-2005, 23:01   #1 (permalink)
Michel25b
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idles start problem - 93 Ford Escort

Hello,

I have a 93 Ford escort and when I start it up the rpm goes to approx
1000/1500 as it should but then drops below 200 as if it would stall but
then goes back to normal and is fine after.

It seems to do this hot/cold. Any help would be nice.

Thank you!

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Old 09-01-2005, 08:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: idles start problem - 93 Ford Escort

"Michel25b" <michel_annie22@hotmail.com> wrote in
news:1fe2a95f540e0c033696ab6d40719c51@localhost.talkaboutautos.com:

> Hello,
>
> I have a 93 Ford escort and when I start it up the rpm goes to approx
> 1000/1500 as it should but then drops below 200 as if it would stall but
> then goes back to normal and is fine after.
>
> It seems to do this hot/cold. Any help would be nice.
>
> Thank you!
>
>


start with cleaning the idle control valve, might be 'sticky' from the
symptom described.

Do NOT use carb cleaner! Check for Throttle Body cleaner or similar.
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