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Engine over-run between gears

When the car is started from cold the choke cuts in but sends the revs to above 2000rpm,takes quite a while to settle.When it warms up the tickover is not too high and acceleration seems smooth.Is this related to the problem of the revs been very slow to drop off when changing gear.I could understand it doing this while the choke was still on,but it continues even when upto temp'.The revs actually rise 100 - 200rpm after taking foot off pedal when accelerating to change gear,and the higher the rpm before changing gear the more incresed the problem.I've checked the accelerator cable for any sticking and it is not that.also the airffilter is clean.

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  • p_x_r5 Jul 19, 2009

    first timer,sorry.The car is a 1998 escort 1.6 petrol zetec

  • p_x_r5 Jul 19, 2009

    first post,sorry.the car is a Ford Escort 1998 1.6 petrol zetec

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    engine revs drop when car is warmed up

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This is a very common problem for ford. I have the same thing every day. It is the computer not reading the temp. When it does that just tap the gas pedal.

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    haud_desider Apr 19, 2013

    Hi greg i have a similar prob. the revs oscilated between 2000 and 2500 rpm when i hold clutch in, tried just hitting petrol but it locks revs at about 3500rpm until i turn engine off

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