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1979 eldo super high idle will not kick down

06-14-2011, 11:34 AM

I was hoping someone could tell me what possibly is keeping the engine at a high
RPM after starting? It will not kick down to idle and it must be at like 3000 rpm
I am affraid to put back into gear as it just jumps and will not go down even in gear.
any help would be appreciated. 1979 Eldo

06-14-2011, 12:45 PM
Usual suspect is a bad idle speed control motor, you will see it on the l/s of the linkage on the intake manifold.

06-23-2011, 07:20 PM
thanks Maxwedge. My da picks up car on Saturday, i will mention to him before putting on trailer. can this be disconnected?

06-24-2011, 08:36 AM
No, it will not help.

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