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High idle speed

I have ford contour 98 model, it has mileage 104380 on it so far. It makes a lot of noise when i start the car and the rpm is way too high. I do not need to press the accelerator when in drive mode. It speeds really fast. the worst part is, when i change the gear, the car shakes and makes terrible noise. It has high rpm and high idle speed. Error codes in OBD2 are p1506, p0102 and p0122. I read about these problems but i dont know what do i really do about it. Hope to hear from you soon.

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  • obei Oct 07, 2008

    Code p0122 and says to change TPS (throttle position sensor). I did and light still comes on adn says same code.

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    When I start the car AND IDLE THERE IS NO HEAT BUT AS SOON AS i DRIVE THERE IS. i CAN IDLE THE CAR FOR 10 MINUTES AND REALLY NO HEAT

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    engine runs too fast in idle mode

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Check for a cracked or lose vaccumme line

Posted on Jul 26, 2008

The Idle Air Valve may be stuck. My Contour usually has a low idle problem. I have been tapping on the Idle Air Valve solenoid and sure enough the valve will unstick. A new valve goes for about $115 new.

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

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