Can idle stepper affect starting?
Just wondering, if my idle control valve is acting up, would it affect starting? My car turns over lots before it starts and I usually need to put my foot on the accelerator before it starts.
When it does start, the idle usually takes a while to catch, when it does it seems to idle fine. Every now and then it seems to cut out and is a pain to restart.
I opened up the idle stepper motor and gave it a clean and lubricated it.
The car started up after turning over a few times without me having to have my foot on the throttle and the idle was sweet from cold.
I turned it off and it wouldn't re-start again. Is it possible the motor is shot and causing me all these problems or is it wishful thinking?