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When i turn on heater or fan engine revs over 3000 rpm

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Idle Air Control Valve Pintle may be bad If you disconnect the IAC and the problem ceases it can point to this being the problem.: Removal & Installation 3.5L Engine To Remove:

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Remove the fuel injector sight shield.
  3. Drain the cooling system.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • The air cleaner intake duct. Figure of IAC and TPS electrical connectors disconnected. when i turn on heater - aurora_g1.gif

    • The idle air control (IAC) valve and throttle position (TP) sensor electrical connectors. Figure of cruise control and throttle control cables removed from throttle lever. aurora_g2.gif

    • The cruise control cable and throttle control cable from the throttle body lever.
    • The fuel pressure regulator vacuum hose, positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) hose and the throttle body vacuum port hose.
    • The throttle body coolant hoses.
    • The throttle control cable bracket, leaving the throttle and cruise cables connected.
    • The upper nut holding the throttle body to the intake manifold.
    • The throttle body assembly.
  5. Clean the gasket mating surfaces.
To Install:
  1. Install a new gasket and new studs if necessary.
  2. Install or connect the following:
    • The throttle body assembly.
    • Start the top nut by hand.
    • The throttle body coolant hoses.
    • Position the throttle control cable bracket and hand start the retaining nuts and bolt.
    • Torque the three throttle body retaining nuts to 89 in.lbs. (10 Nm). And the bracket retaining bolt to 115 in.lbs. (13 Nm).
    • The throttle body vacuum port hose, PCV valve hose and the fuel pressure regulator hose.
    • The throttle control and cruise control cables to the throttle body lever.
    • The IAC valve and TP sensor electrical connectors.
    • The air intake duct.
  3. Refill the cooling system.
  4. Install the fuel injector sight shield.
4.0L Engine To Remove:
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Relieve the fuel system pressure.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cable.
    • The Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor electrical connector.
    • The air cleaner intake duct.
    • The PCV valve fresh air tube. Figure of cruise control cable removed from throttle cable bracket. aurora_g3.gif

    • The cruise control cable and throttle control cable from the bracket.
    • The cruise control cable and throttle control cable from throttle body lever. Figure of IAC valve and TPS connectors removed.

    • The idle air control (IAC) valve and throttle position (TP) sensor electrical connectors. Figure of fuel lines removed from retainer on throttle cable bracket. aurora_g5.gif

    • The fuel feed and return lines from the retainer on the throttle control cable bracket.
    • The transaxle shift cable clip from the throttle control cable bracket. Figure of throttle body removed from water crossover. aurora_g6.gif

    • The throttle body from the water crossover.
To Install:
NOTE: The Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor inlet and the outlet of the air cleaner assembly must line up when installed. Misalignment may cause MIL illumination or driveability concerns.
  1. Install or connect the following.
    • The throttle body to the water crossover. Torque the bolts to 106 in.lbs. (12 Nm).
    • The IAC valve and TP sensor electrical connectors.
    • The throttle and cruise control cables to the throttle body lever.
    • The throttle and cruise control cables to the throttle control cable bracket. The transaxle shift cable clip to the throttle control cable bracket.
    • The fuel feed and return line retainer to the throttle control cable bracket.
    • The MAF sensor electrical connector.
    • The air cleaner intake duct clamp. Torque the clamp to 27 in.lbs. (3Nm).
    • The PCV valve fresh air tube.
    • The fuel injector sight shield. Torque the nuts to 20 in.lbs. (2.3 Nm).
  2. Install the negative battery cable.
  3. Pressurize the fuel system and verify no leaks.
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Posted on Oct 07, 2010

  • Duane Wong
    Duane Wong Oct 07, 2010

    The 3,000 rpm speed makes me worried that there may be another problem with the computer because that is rather high and the iac is controlled by the computer.

    A little bit of compensation of rpm for the increased load on the engine is normal, but that is too high.

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SOURCE: engine will not rev above 3000 rpm

Inadequate fuel pressure, change the fuel filter first, make sure the car sits for at least two hours before replacing the fuel filter because these fuel lines are under high pressure during the time of operation. The pressure usually decreases over time in the lines but wear safety glasses just the same, I would recomend depressurizing the fuel system first, buy a Haynes repair manual for detailed procedure to be safe. If problem persists go to Auto Zone and ask them to check for trouble codes these codes if present may instuct you in detail to replace the MAF sensor or give you a code that must be looked up to find the problem.

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SOURCE: p1613 fault code & engine will not rev over

Crank sensor or engine speed sensor is faulty.

Fault:
Irregular power loss on accelerating
The speed of the engine is limited till 2500rpm
Frequent loss of crankshaft position sensor signal

Cause:
It is caused due to leaking from thermostat housing into crankshaft position sensor harness multi-plug

Remedy:
Check and clean the crankshaft position sensor harness multi-plug contacts. Rectify the engine coolant leak from the thermostat housing if found. Take a note of the engine coolant level and monitor it for changes, showing a leak is indeed occurring.

Posted on Oct 24, 2009

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SOURCE: engine wont rev higher than 3000 RPM

check maf sensor

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