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High idle and high rev though shifting

1996 chevy lumina, 3.1 liter just had to replace head gasketfrom overheating and shaved the heads.PROBLEM #1 revs high when it wants to, i have checked for vacuum leak and only have a bad grommet going to the back valve cover gasket causing my low oil pressure light to come on, Problem # 2 has died about 5 times in the past week. Problem #3 If i dont Mash the gas the engine revs really high to shift through 1st gear... had the bad grommet b4 it overheated and it didnt do it b4, reason car overheated was a hole in radiator

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Spray wd40 around the head sounds like it did not seal right

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    test the IAC (Idle Air Control) valve by removing it from the throttle body with the wiring harness connected, turn key to 'ON' position without starting the engine, if the valve moves, it's good, if it doesn't, replace the IAC motor/valve. Hope this helps


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