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89 ford probe turbo idle surges up down when outside temp is 40f

89 ford probe gt turbo idle surges up and down when temp outside is 40f or lower

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Change the idle air control valve

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Here are a couple things to try. The idle surge is a common problem. Ford makes an adjustable plate like the one below. It allows come control over your idle. I made one and it eliminated most of the surging. I think the Ford part is about $30. Can't seem to find the ford part number though. Search online.

http://k-mansparts.com/items/performance/ford-mustang-iac-adjustable-idle-spacer-kit-50-46-f2pz9f939a-detail.htm

Try www.fordfuelinjection.com or other ford sites. Lots of great information.
My 89 seems to roar loud when cold when coming back down to idle and I am sure its the fan clutch. I have also heard the water temp sensor can cause idle problems because the EEC does not know what state the engine is in. (hot/cold, etc)
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Follow this procedure I use for these kinds of stalls, please rate this info, thanks..

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