Warm idle, it simply dies under 800 RPM's?

Tiny
PRIZM4LIFE
  • 1983 CHEVROLET PRIZM
  • 168,000 MILES

Symptoms:
If the Toyota 1.8 l engine is warm, the idle is under 800 RPM's and it simple dies. But of course it starts up again.

Did a diagnostic check, all OK. No lights on the dashboard.

Task completed;
- new battery
- checked alternator, output plus 30 AMPS
- new Wires
- new spark-plugs
- new rotor and cap
- vacuum on thew fuel line is good
- 3rd gas fill with STD fuel cleaner

Runs great above 1000RPM across the spectrum with hick-up or burp?
Any idea how I can fix the idle, or is there more of an issue?
TIA

Gerhard
Saint Paul, MN

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Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 AT 10:59 PM

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Tiny
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Check for vacuum leaks.

Check idle control motor

make sure the throttle body is clean

Roy

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Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 AT 12:38 AM
Tiny
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Thanks Roy,
I will get somehow a car manual and check those three items.
The last owner told me it was sitting almost a year, I check the air filter and there where no kriters in it all clean.

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