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Old 08-29-2005, 13:01   #1 (permalink)
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from pad to backyard mech re:idles rough

my 1999 ford escort does idle high when cold i thought it was normal what
should it idle at

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Old 08-30-2005, 04:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: from pad to backyard mech re:idles rough

"pad" <karen.reynolds107@ntlworld.com> wrote in
news:c538eee5c5f8f4a730642359aaec2722@localhost.talkaboutautos.com:

> my 1999 ford escort does idle high when cold i thought it was normal what
> should it idle at
>


well, the old term for what I wondered is, "does the engine'RACE'" when
cold... that is TOO high.

Generally the engine will go to about 1200- 1700 rpm for a few second..
then gradually down to 1000 rpm.

If it stays high until you kick the pedal, that's a symptom.
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Old 08-30-2005, 16:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: from pad to backyard mech re:idles rough

Hello Backyard,

I won't even tell you how long ago it was that I owned anything with four
cylinders. Suffice to say that it had a carburetor and the 'idle speed
controller' was a little screw preventing the throttle from closing
altogether. Yet idling at 1000 RPM sounds a bit high, even for a little
engine. Just wondering...

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From: "Backyard Mechanic" <pettyfog@yaywho.com>
> Generally the engine will go to about 1200- 1700 rpm for a few second..
> then gradually down to 1000 rpm.



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