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Ford focus 2000 1:8cc

Car just started revving at 3000rpm at idle it was fine one minute and the next its revving at 3000rpm

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  • markbfd Jun 25, 2008

    ive checked all the vacuum hoses and they seem fine ,i put it on a computer and they said it was a sensor on the side of the throttle body but ive changed that and i still have the problem

  • markbfd Jun 26, 2008

    wheres the tps sensor and how do i do it

  • markbfd Jul 03, 2008

    i think its the iac valve ive got it out and it doesnt shut,like it should and is all melted inside,pray to god this is the problem as its doing my napper in

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  • Anonymous Feb 06, 2009

    My w reg ford focus revs to 3000rpm on its own , its like driving in auto pilot .can anyone help

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    i have the same problem rev's up when i start it and when i engage the clutch to change gear the engine revs up even thow ive lifted me foot off the peddle to me it must be trying to do it all the time but i only notice it when i disengage the drive from the engine to the gear box or the car is not in gear at all.

    i have only own the car for a couple of days so i haven't had chance to took at it yet because of work but i will next week.

    just looked under the bonnet qwick and all the pipes seem to be on

    i will take the inlet off later in the week and have a look valve/sensor which i have seen being talked about.. hope to sort it out because it makes me look like a right bad driver..

  • markbfd Mar 20, 2009

    its the air idle control valve

  • Vitalie Apr 29, 2009

    My car has the same problem. It is an automatic, but when the AC is on it revvs up and down all the time. When the AC is OFF, it runs totally fine. Do I need to check the air idle control valve?

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    engine revs at least 3000rpm all time accelerator cable not stuck appears to be working normally



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I had the same problem it is the throotle speed control valve it is located on the outside of the intake manifold it is fairly easy to get at do not go bye the book i found an easier way. it is on the manifold but is not quite visibal check the backside closest to the moter you will need a 2 inch extension cant remember the size of the golt but is quite small mayme 5 mm, the manual will help you locate it. i did not buy a new one but cleaned it instead and has worked fine since. when you get it back in and start the motor you may hear a loud howling noice but dont worry it will go away it did take about an hour of running. i did this back in november and has been fine since. hope this helps

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I have a 2000 ford focus. It was stalling when Idling, So we replaced the fuel filter that didn't fix the problem. Scanned and found that it was idling at 18%, upped the idle and it quite stalling but it ate gas like a pig. Replaced the TPS, Reset idle down to normal. Now it guts out at 20KM/hr still idles. The RPM are off the roof in Park and Neutral. THe TB was cleaned, I am at a loss.

What is wrong with it, What more can I do?

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I had the same problem on mine and it was the TPS sensor out of range had to slot it to turn it back into range has been fine since (160,000 km)

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Check for a vaccum hose that broke or came off

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