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Old 03-20-2019, 10:53 AM
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Default 96 2.3L Idle issue (yes I've read threads and tried stuff)

After a year of high idle I tried to fix the issue. I've read the threads and here's what I've tried:

1. Per the Hanes manual I disconnected my IAV while idling. Idle immediately went down and when I replace the connector it ramped up again. So my IAV is working. In this video I disconnect the IAV at :30.
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2. Checked all visible hoses for vacuum leaks. Didn't see any.

3. Listened for vacuum leak. Possibly I can hear something but not sure. See the video

After doing step 1 my idle is now very very low and it stalls and now the check engine is on. Codes are: P0340 (camshaft position sensor) and P1504 Idle Air Control Valve. I suspect the P1504 is because I just messed with it. I haven't driven enough to let the system reset itself and I'm planning to reset the check engine to see if it comes back.

Proposed next steps? TPS sensor or confirm vacuum leak?

Thanks!

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Old 03-20-2019, 01:16 PM
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Default Re: 96 2.3L Idle issue (yes I've read threads and tried stuff)

Get some starting fluid and spray around the intake, listen for revups. Get the special cleaners for the air intake sensor and throttle body and clean them out


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Old 03-21-2019, 04:33 PM
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Default Re: 96 2.3L Idle issue (yes I've read threads and tried stuff)

sounds reasonable. I assume that a revup means a leak?
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Old 03-21-2019, 04:39 PM
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Default Re: 96 2.3L Idle issue (yes I've read threads and tried stuff)

Yessir, intake tube and manifold


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