Re: 96 F350 5.8L idle surge
"carl mciver" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> "David M" <NOSPAM@nospam.com> wrote in message
> | On Tue, 25 Oct 2005 22:44:17 +0000, carl mciver rearranged some
> | to form:
> | > My truck, after giving it a basic tune up of plugs and cap and all
> | > was running a little unstable at idle or low speed. If I let it idle,
> | > nothing, and its warm, it will act as if its hunting for the right
> | > speed every now and then. I was doing some dragging of stuff around
> | > other day with it and it became most annoying because the speed
> | > stay put. It seemed to start after I ran a bottle of injector cleaner
> | > through the tank, but it escapes me why that would have an effect.
> | > Someone suggested MAF, but this has a MAP system, and I don't know
> | > to start with that. FI is one of my weak points, so a little guidance
> | > be appreciated.
> | Idle Air Controller is probably dirty.
> That would be something I can clean or does it have to be replaced?
You can clean it with brake cleaner spray (after removing it, of course).
Just clean the mechanical part. Keep the spray out of the solenoid end.
Don't use alcohol- it can cause the rubber parts to prematurely dry out and