WHY DOES MY CAR IDLE REALLY HIGH?

  • Tiny
  • Biker dude
  • 1994 Ford Thunderbird
  • 130,000 miles

When I pull the mass air flow sensor the idle drops too low but doesn't die? My Thunderbird used to have a high idle until I pulled the mass airflow sensor and now that it's been sitting the battery died and I charged it but now the cars gauges and lights flicker and the car won't start anymore. Should I buy a new idle control valve and a battery or something else. Where can I get the computer scanned?

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Saturday, July 21st, 2012 AT 8:52 AM

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  • DrCranknWrench
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The items you mentioned are definately possibilities. I am giving you a walk through diagnostic for your situation. You can get any Advance Auto or Auto Zone to pull the codes.
Just use the link below;

http://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-stalls

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Saturday, July 21st, 2012 AT 9:49 AM
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  • KHLow2008
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http://www.2carpros.com/articles/ford-lincoln-mercury-obd1-1995-and-earlier-diagnostic-trouble-code-definition-and-retrieval

The above should be helpful.

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