Mechanics

IDLE SPEED

1988 Ford Escort

Engine Performance problem
1988 Ford Escort 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 160000 miles

Why would the idle speed control motor reset to fast idle after the car warms up. No codes in computer and it only happens after the cars is fully warmed up. If I shut the car of within say 5 minutes of starting it restarts fine, after that when I start the car the idle is about 500 rpm high like fast idle. I have noticed that when I shut off the car the idle speed control motor gets a signal to extend up. Also, every now and then the car when puliing up to a stop sign the idle stays high for about 10 seconds before lowering down to the normal idle.
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Bumper
August 12, 2010.



Check and test the vane airflow sensor and the throttle position sensor

Rasmataz
Aug 12, 2010.
I have the same prob. I changed just about everything and still no answer

Tiny
Tamaqua84
May 25, 2012.