AOT Throttle Valve (T.V.) Control Rod
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Engine must be at normal operating temperature. On models without Idle Speed Control (ISC), throttle lever must be resting on idle stop or throttle solenoid positioner stop. On vehicles with ISC, locate the self test connector and self test input connector in engine compartment. See Fig. 3. Connect a jumper wire between the self test input connector and the signal return ground terminal. Turn ignition key to RUN" position. DO NOT start engine. Wait 10 seconds to allow ISC plunger to fully retract. Turn ignition key off. Remove jumper wire and air cleaner. On vehicles equipped with ISC, retract the ISC plunger as previously described. On all models, place transmission selector lever in Neutral and set parking brake. Set linkage lever adjustment screw about mid-range. Raise vehicle and allow exhaust system to cool. Loosen bolt on T.V. Control rod trunnion block at transmission lever. Ensure that trunnion block is free to slide on rod. Push upward on lower end of T.V. Rod (at transmission) to ensure that carburetor linkage is held firmly against throttle lever. Control rod must stay in position when released. Firmly hold T.V. Control lever on transmission upward against internal stop and tighten trunnion block bolt in position. Lower vehicle. On models without ISC, check that throttle lever resting on idle stop or throttle solenoid positioner stop. On models with ISC, plug in ISC motor electrical connector.
This is what I found for the AOD. Possible no damage occured, after you adjust it, go for a ride and see if it's back to normal.
Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 AT 7:43 PM