I have a 1994 Ford Probe that I just replaced.

Tiny
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  • 1994 FORD PROBE
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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.
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Saturday, March 9th, 2013 AT 4:22 AM

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Tiny
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Did you replace the gasket as well? Check for vacuum leaks

why did you replace it? New or used?

Roy
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Saturday, March 9th, 2013 AT 4:47 PM
Tiny
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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.
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Saturday, March 9th, 2013 AT 8:44 PM
Tiny
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Ive looked around online for similar situations, something called a fast idle valve? Does my Ford have this and could it be the issue
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Saturday, March 9th, 2013 AT 8:48 PM
Tiny
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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?

Roy
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Saturday, March 9th, 2013 AT 8:54 PM
Tiny
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It's a used body.
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Saturday, March 9th, 2013 AT 8:56 PM
Tiny
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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.

Roy
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Saturday, March 9th, 2013 AT 9:01 PM
Tiny
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You think the body is bad? Would brake cleaner be best? ShouldI soak it in brake cleaner?
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Saturday, March 9th, 2013 AT 9:03 PM
Tiny
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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

KEEP IT UP.Y'ALL WILL GET 'ER DONE!

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Monday, March 11th, 2013 AT 5:53 AM
Tiny
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I'LL TRY THE LINK AGAIN!

http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_carb-and-throttle-body-cleaner-valvoline_7670004-p?searchTerm=throttle+body+cleaner

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