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EFI Idle problem- idles too high - surging

Old 04-26-2005, 02:04 PM
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Default EFI Idle problem- idles too high - surging

I have an 87 F150 with 302 and EFI. I have a problem with the idle. Sometimes it idles normally a little below 1000 RPM's but often after driving awhile it idles too high- up around 1500-2000 and sometimes I have an idle surge. if I turn the car off for awhile it idle normals normal again. I replaced the little cylindrical valve on the intake- idle control solenoid I believe- and it didn't help. Whay else to check? Could it be the O2 sensor?
Old 04-26-2005, 03:02 PM
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Default RE: EFI Idle problem- idles too high - surging

You may want to plug all vaccum line going out of the intake manifold, check your problem is gone. Then start reattaching the lines to find your problem source, then troble shoot from there. good luck
Old 04-26-2005, 07:26 PM
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read the OBD and see what comes out. yes vacum would be my first guess(you can use a can of carb cleaner or unlit propane and spray around all hoses and conections). then i would also check the power stearing pressure switch
Old 01-03-2008, 09:50 PM
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Default RE: EFI Idle problem- idles too high - surging

I was just wandering if you found the problem because i have a 1991 with the 5.8l that does the same thing.
Old 01-04-2008, 02:26 PM
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You might look at the base of the upper intake. The gaskets there has a tendency to get blown out. Get a flashlight and look under the umbrella of the intake. If you see any gasket material sticking out, then the gasket is blown.
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