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My 1997 Thunderbird, 4.6L, idle bogs down when in gear after engine warms up. Before, the rpm would stay the same in park or in gear. Does computer make engine raise up 50-75 rpm when in gear to prevent rpm from being too low ? If so, mine is not doing that. Awhile ago I changed transmission fluid. While filling with new fluid, I put transmission in gear and rpm went up and then back down again in park or neural. I checked voltage at idle control valve, and voltage did not increase when putting in gear. Any ideas ? Thanks ! ! George

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