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I have a high idle until the car starts to warm up, then it idles between 1500-3000 rpm. when I put the car in drive the idle drops to 1000 rpm's and stays steady. This is a problem on my 1994 acura vigor that the chiltons manual doesn't cover.

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Replace idle contol sensor.

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