I JUST REPLACED THE FUEL PUMP ON MY CAR AND GOT ...

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  • Anonymous
  • 2000 Ford Taurus
  • 175,000 miles

I just replaced the fuel pump on my car and got it running again after 4 months of sitting and now its wanting to idle at like 1500 to 2000 rpm and when u give it fuel it doesnt want to idle back down is there a way to tell if its a censor or if I just need to turn the idle down?

Thursday, December 20th, 2012 AT 10:06 PM

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  • freemba
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Idle is preset at factory, controlled by the computer and basically isn't adjustable.

Check for a vacuum leak at one of the vacuum hoses on and leading from the engine. (After 4 months a rodents could have chewed a hole in one of them)

Let me know how this checks out for you. There are other things to try if this doesn't work.

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Thursday, December 20th, 2012 AT 10:15 PM
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  • ASEMaster6371
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Idle air control motor is most likely bad. It is on top of the motor and is a common failure

Roy

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Thursday, December 20th, 2012 AT 11:41 PM

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