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My car is idling too fast, where is the idle cable,so i can alter its idle speed , i have a 1995 bmw 316i se

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It's not old carbureted chevy, it's not idling high because there's too much tension on the gas pedal cable.

look at replacing/cleaning: idle control valve, maf(mass air flow sensor) vacuum leaks: intake manifold or air intake system.

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