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1988 Ford E150 starts but idle is so high I have to shut it off cause is sound like I'm flooring the pedal. Where do I start. I want to do it myself. Thank you

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Check that the accelerator cable is allowing the throttle control to close otherwise that is exactly what you have .a wide open throttle

Posted on Jan 08, 2013

  • Alejandro Rascon Jan 08, 2013

    It not the cable cause I checked it. I just went to auto zone and I bought the throttle position sensor. So wish me luck, cause I have changed the map sensor. The EGR valve, the pvs and the pcv. New distributor cap, cables, spark plugs, oil change, filters oil and air filter. Plus I changed an air flow sensor and its still idling erratically. So I hope this is it.

  • Alejandro Rascon Jan 09, 2013

    Thanks! This ended up being the solution to my problem. I bought the throttle sensor and installed it and vuala its fixed. Thanks again.

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Replace or block off egr valve. Post your results.

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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.

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maf senser a tps senser are linked ,by they both sense the load on the engine ,one does it throttle opening and the other by air density u may check the tps and also for excessive air leaks around induction system

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its ur 'auto choke', its supposed to run a little high at first while it warms up, but if its too high u may have a faulty unit.

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