Question about 1989 Chevrolet Cavalier
It idles high reguardless of gear im in, i often have to put oil at lease 2x a week, i dont know if thats normal or not. i am a widow and dont know much about cars, just that im grateful for the one i got even if it is a bucket. i had the head gasket replaced about 3 or 4 months ago, and it has never ran the same, it started using alot of gas since this idle problem started last week, since then i have drove it 2x. and both times it started out normal but by the time i got to the 2nd stop light it goes back to idling high.
Sounds like throttle body sticking.take air cleaner hose off ,get throttle body or carb cleaner sprayand spray the hell out of it ,in and out.if you dont know what athrottle body is,have someone go into the car and step on gas,observe under the hood you will see a cable moving a lever which is connected to the throttle body.good luck rob .
Posted on Mar 18, 2009
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