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High idle 2500-3000 rpms

I have a 88 ford bronco 2 with a 2.9L V6 and it idles very high i changed the tps but nothing changed could it b my IACV

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You can turn your idle down. i have the same car and it was doing the same thing. i had someone adjust it and it hasnt had a high idle since

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