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Idles to high

My 96 dodge avenger idles at 3000 to 2500 rpms when in park. i changed the idle air contal valve. and the computer says its just a memory lost. what do i do??????????

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The problem could be the ect (engine coolant temp) sensor you need to have a scan done at your local auto parts store that will do the scan for free. let me know how things work out thanks

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