I have a 1994 ford probe that I just replaced the throttle body on, a large amount of antifreeze leaked out while I did it, I replaced it and brought it back to normal levels. However, now when I start the car, after about a minute, it starts this rythmatic bouncing of the rpm's, from about 1000-1500.
Did you replace the gasket as well? Check for vacuum leaks
why did you replace it? New or used?
March, 9, 2013 AT 8:44 PM
New gasket, I replaced the throttle body because before it would idle too low and die while driving. Now it doesn't die. I checked all the hoses and the throttle body for vacuum leaks, didn't find any. Someone suggested it may be a sensor or maybe a setting on the throttle body.
March, 9, 2013 AT 8:48 PM
Ive looked around online for similar situations, something called a fast idle valve? Does my Ford have this and could it be the issue
March, 9, 2013 AT 8:54 PM
Idle air control valve and yes, it is on the top of the intake. It is a common failure and it does need to be set up when done.
Once again, new or used body?
March, 9, 2013 AT 8:56 PM
It's a used body.
March, 9, 2013 AT 9:01 PM
Ok, start by throwing that one away and put your old one back on. Clean it up real good with cleaner. Then address the isle air control.
March, 9, 2013 AT 9:03 PM
You think the body is bad? Would brake cleaner be best? ShouldI soak it in brake cleaner?
March, 11, 2013 AT 5:53 AM
THERE'S ALSO A PROCESS THAT IS SOMETIMES NECESSARY ON THESE WILD NEW RIGS."IDLE RELEARN"
ME BEING A CARBURETOR KINDA GUY----ROY (ASEMaster6371) WILL HAVE TO LET YOU KNOW IF IT APPLIES TO YOURS OR NOT