IDLES REAL HIGH ON START UP THEN GOES DOWN

  • Tiny
  • Tom steal
  • 2000 Chrysler Cirrus
  • 112,890 miles

The car starts idles up to 3000rpm then goes down 2500rpm in park. Goes normal when in gear but the car goes without pushing the pedal up 25 mph. Happened after putting a new distributor. Could it be a sensor?

Monday, September 26th, 2011 AT 3:59 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Jacobandnickolas
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It sounds like the timing may be too far advanced. Have you double checked that? As far as sensors, the idle air control valve controls the idle, but since it wasn't a problem prior to the distributor, that is where I would check.

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Monday, September 26th, 2011 AT 4:11 AM
  • Tiny
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How do you bring down da timing?

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Monday, September 26th, 2011 AT 4:55 AM
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  • Jacobandnickolas
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You need a timing light and turn the distributor to set it.

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Monday, September 26th, 2011 AT 4:10 PM
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That thing don't turn, I'll have to loOk again. It didn't turn when I tried. Looks like it wasn't meant to turn at all.

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Monday, September 26th, 2011 AT 6:47 PM
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  • Jacobandnickolas
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It will be bolted at the base of it to keep it stationary.

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Monday, September 26th, 2011 AT 7:30 PM
  • Tiny
  • Tom steal
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It's self timed with the crank sensor would that be the problem or the air control valve. Yeah the car jus goes man up to 45 mph on flat land.

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Saturday, November 5th, 2011 AT 11:21 AM

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