Question about 1985 Ford Crown Victoria

1 Answer

My 1985 crown vic idles too high, how can I adjust it?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Ford Master
  • 76,848 Answers

You can't adjust it, it is controlled automatically by a computer, if the idle is high there is a problem with the system.

Posted on Feb 23, 2012

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
emissionwiz
  • 76848 Answers

SOURCE: my 4.6 idles erratically.

try the following, if that doesn't correct it u may need to replace the air bypass valve.
Here is the most common cause of surges and stalls and low idle rough idle, it is the idle speed control air-bypass valve and throttle valve (IAC for short), they get full of gunk over the miles and cause idle issues (stalls, low idle) like yours, Get a can of intake cleaner from any local parts store, not carb spray, intake cleaner, it is made by a company called CRC, remove the air intake hose to the engine, hold the idle high so the engine won't stall, then spray the can of cleaner into the intake while keeping the engine running, use at least 1/2 the can, shut down the engine and disconnect the battery for 5 minutes, then restart and complete a number of mixed driving cycles, town, freeway, stop and go etc., after a few days the problem will go away as the system will relearn to the clean intake.

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: Adjusting headlights on 2002 Crown vic

I noticed this is 6 months old so I don't know if you have figured it out yet but heres an answer for you. On the back of the headlights there are 3 plastic heads, they turn but spray some wd40 or something on them first. You might have to take the headlights assembly out to get a good bite on them.

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

chuck943
  • 783 Answers

SOURCE: 2007 crown vic 4.6 l idles high on startup

This sounds like a normal condition.What happens is the cold start emission reduction component monitor(software program in the computer) is running.
Cold Start Emission Reduction Component Monitor
The Cold Start Emission Reduction Component Monitor was introduced for the 2006 MY on vehicles that meet the
LEV-II emission standards. The monitor works by validating the operation of the components of the system
required to achieve the cold start emission reduction strategy, namely retarded spark timing and elevated idle
airflow.
When the CSER strategy is enabled, the idle air control system will request a higher idle rpm, elevating engine
airflow. While this CSER elevated airflow is requested, the low airflow test compares the measured idle airflow from
the MAF sensor to the commanded idle airflow from the idle air control strategy.


Posted on Apr 02, 2009

  • 439 Answers

SOURCE: 1988 Ford Crown Vic Strange Idle

When you turn the key on does the check engine light come on? If not it may be burned out. It sounds like a MAP sensor or an O2 sensor is bad. I would suggest taking it to autozone as they do free diagnostic and seeing if a code comes up. If it is a sensor it should, if not it may be the idle sensor not reading right in the ECU. More than likely it is one of the sensors though.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

  • 33 Answers

SOURCE: Replace horn on 2006 crown vic

I believe once you have mounted the horn and connected the wire you will find that the horn wire was cut at (by) the steering coloum that the siren override was hooked to,you will have reconnect this,I hope this helps you

Posted on Jul 04, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Stalling crown vic


Dependent on what year you have. If it has an idle speed motor that could be cleaned as well as the throttle body. Idle speed motor may need to be replaced sometimes a good cleaning hooks them right up.

Feb 22, 2013 | 1985 Ford Crown Victoria

1 Answer

How do u adjust the idle on a 2001 ford crown vic? Just put in TPS and its idling at about 3.


the idle is factory set, you need to make sure you installed the tps correctly, it fits onto the throttle body with a notch in the switch if its on the notch properly you should be able to turn the switch and feel the switch turn internally before installing the attaching screws, if it has sloted mounts you need to adjust it, if its out of adjustment the idle will drasticly be affected

Jul 23, 2012 | 2001 Ford Crown Victoria

2 Answers

1985 ford crown vic ltd 352 200k miles been running good burns NO oil.\r\ndriving at night engine shuts down. I turn lights off, wiggle turn signal switch and it starts again. Once I was making a right...


I dont see if the turn signal light has to do any thing with the engine shutting off, make sure the IAC idle air control valve is working, air filter is good, fuel filter is good and IF your vehicle has a power steering pressure switch then that could be causing it but with 1985 Crown Vic I dout it.

Feb 27, 2011 | 1991 Ford LTD Crown Victoria

1 Answer

1997 Crown Vic. Will crank, but will not idle.Have to keep foot on gas.


have a 97 crown vic,
in warm weather it idles fine and run fine
now that its cold I have to hold at high idle to have warm up
for about 10 mins.
if I just start it the engine will die with out me holding on foot on the gas

Feb 18, 2011 | 1997 Ford Crown Victoria

1 Answer

Just picked up and 85 Crown Vic with 69k miles on it. Starts right up, but idle is very high. It sat for over a year in a garage without running, but fired right up when jumped. Where can I fine tune-up...


This should be fuel injected. But it is throttle body and it is an early one. It has a choke coil mounted to the passenger side of the throttle body. It doesn't run a choke it just controls fast idle. It might be bad or unhooked. Check for power on this.

Jul 07, 2010 | 1985 Ford Crown Victoria

1 Answer

Cant loc the idle air control vavlve located on a 1988 crown vic


attached to the throttle body,looks like an electric motor bolted to a square piece with the corners notched out,with 2 wire connector on the end.

Feb 19, 2010 | 1988 Ford Crown Victoria

2 Answers

1985 Ford Crown Vic won't shift sometimes. Seems


Have he transmission drained and the screens cleaned

Jun 05, 2009 | 1995 Ford Crown Victoria

1 Answer

2007 crown vic 4.6 l idles high on startup


This sounds like a normal condition.What happens is the cold start emission reduction component monitor(software program in the computer) is running.
Cold Start Emission Reduction Component Monitor
The Cold Start Emission Reduction Component Monitor was introduced for the 2006 MY on vehicles that meet the
LEV-II emission standards. The monitor works by validating the operation of the components of the system
required to achieve the cold start emission reduction strategy, namely retarded spark timing and elevated idle
airflow.
When the CSER strategy is enabled, the idle air control system will request a higher idle rpm, elevating engine
airflow. While this CSER elevated airflow is requested, the low airflow test compares the measured idle airflow from
the MAF sensor to the commanded idle airflow from the idle air control strategy.


Apr 02, 2009 | 2007 Ford Crown Victoria LX Sedan

2 Answers

Where is the fuse panel on a 1985 Ford Crown Vic located?


Local Ford dealership service department provide answer on location of the fuse panel. Fuse panel is located directly under the steering column. The cover panel is held by two screws and the power antenna swithch locking ring must be removed.

thank you all for you assistance,

Jun 30, 2008 | 1985 Ford Crown Victoria

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

452 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76846 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22246 Answers

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5546 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...