1989 Mazda B2200 High idle - power surges

Tiny
78GOLDWING
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  • 1989 MAZDA B2200
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 60,587 MILES
This past week, truck started maintaining high idle speed even when warmed up although it does eventually drop after several miles of driving. A couple of days ago, while driving 60-65 mph, truck started having power surges & then loss of power cycles. I pushed the clutch in a few times when it was doing this (no gas applied) & engine would race even worse than when it's not coming down from hight idle. Has never given me any trouble before.
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Saturday, October 11th, 2008 AT 2:15 PM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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If it has a Carb check the fast idle cam and choke adjustment

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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Saturday, October 11th, 2008 AT 2:44 PM
Tiny
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I would check the temp sensor (this is the one that tells the computer the temp) if it is bad it will tell the computer that it is cold and thus high idle until its told it is warm. I would also check for any vacuum leaks too. Let me know how this goes and we will go from there.
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