When starting, the engine revs high, dives.

Tiny
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  • 2005 FORD TAURUS
  • 140,000 MILES

When starting, the engine revs high, dives down (in colder weather, has stalled), then levels off. This is without touching the accelerator. I would understand if a foot were on the gas that it might do this. Any thoughts?

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 AT 6:27 AM

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Tiny
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Sounds like the Idle Air Control Valve, IACV is bad and needs replacement. When replacing make sure ports in throttle body and intake are clean.

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Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 AT 9:50 AM

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