IDLE TO FAST

2005 Buick Rendezvous

Tiny

lougina

April, 29, 2009 AT 5:33 PM

Engine Performance problem
2005 Buick Rendezvous 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 76541 miles

WHEN YOU DRIVE THE TRUCK IT WILL IDLE VERY FAST WHILE YOU ARE DRIVING AND WHEN IT IS STOPPED SOMETIMES IT IS VERY HARD TO STOP THE TRUCK HAVE TAKEN BACK TO THE DEALERSHIP SEVERAL TIMES NEVER CAN FIND THE PROBLEM

1 Answer

Tiny

rasmataz

April, 29, 2009 AT 5:44 PM

Too fast an idle speed. If an engine without computerized idle speed control is idling too fast and refuses to come down to a normal idle speed despite your best efforts to back off the carburetor idle speed screw or air bypass adjustment screw (fuel injection), air is getting past the throttle somewhere. Common leak paths include the carburetor and throttle body gaskets, carburetor insulator spacers, intake manifold gaskets, and of course, any of the engine's vacuum fittings, hoses and accessories. It is even possible that leaky O-rings around the fuel injectors are allowing air to leak past the seals. Another overlooked item can be a worn throttle shaft and a defective idle speed speed control motor/valve stuck in the extended (high idle speed) position/throttle position sensor. Also the throttle plate could be binding in its bore and kinked accelerator cable, coolant temperature sensor might not be operating properly misleading the computer that the engine is still cold and computer throwing fuel at it raising the idle speed.

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