You know the throttle bodt has a sensor on the throttle blade that senses the position of it. I can't tell you what the sucking air sounds like from here but remember what I told you to make sure that when its together to disconnect the battery and let it sit a little while then when it is all hooked up it will try to check and reset all the values of a normal idle. So whether the throttle position sensor is telling the PCM that your giving it gas or not is another high or mixed up idle problem. The comp. Thinks the operator of the car wants gas so it sprays more fuel, so here is the big three, Map sensor, throttle position sensor, and the coolant sensor, after these are known to be good the computer uses the o2 sensors, called closed loop.
Idle problems are usually either a vacuum leak, a bum throttle position sensor, or a stuck idle speed motor, the motor is the PCM's(computer) way of controlling the idle. Sort of a controlled vacuum leak. There is a big difference because as the motor moves, fuel is added. At least it is running somewhat. Is it sounding smooth for the 30 seconds it does run?
Now do you see how important disconnecting the battery and having a way to look at(scan) all the sensors is. Especially while it is running just slightly off, you can watch the o2 system.
Don't get too frustrated. Let it go, unhook battery and come back to it when you feel fresh. I think your great doing it by yourself.
After you have it apart, if anything gets unhooked and gets key on, the scanner will blow up with codes, I am sure you always disconnect, repair, then after all is connected, hook up battery and start. If you don't have a vacuum leak of some kind one or both of the throttle sensors are bad, but I can't tell people it is this or that, no good. OK yoseph Brett Favre is throwing very good and I will check back tomorrow.
Monday, October 5th, 2009 AT 10:03 PM