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View Poll Results: Has your car had the 'erratic idle' ploblem?
Yes, but it has been fixed and everything is okay now 4 14.81%
Yes and the engine still doesn't idle as it should 10 37.04%
No, never had that problem 13 48.15%
other 0 0%
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Erratic idle

Have you had any experiences with your engine's revs fluctuating when it's supposed to idle? Apparently it's not an unusual occurrence with TS engines. (When the MAF goes funny or when throttle body gets dirty etc.)
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Re: Erratic idle

Yes - twice, both with T-Sparks and on both occaisions it was the idle stepper motor.
 
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Re: Erratic idle

Yep, on the 156, as lumpy as a McDonalds employees neck.
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Erratic - is he Eric's brother?
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happened in the past and got it fixed...
 
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Re: Erratic idle

Glad to see I'm not the only one...
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Re: Erratic idle

Yep. Had it. Still got it in a way.

Throttle body clean = no difference
Maf clean + idle reset = big difference but no fix
Maf replacement = Even better but still not fixed.
lambda replacement = ??? tell you tomorrow :P
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Re: Erratic idle

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Originally Posted by ransoman View Post
Yep. Had it. Still got it in a way.

Throttle body clean = no difference
Maf clean + idle reset = big difference but no fix
Maf replacement = Even better but still not fixed.
lambda replacement = ??? tell you tomorrow :P
It's the "stepper motor".....it always is......
 
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