Help!! my mustang has a really shitty idle, i dont have a clue what is wrong.

Discussion in '94-95 5.0 - Specific' started by venomm, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. venomm

    venomm New Member

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    please help me
    my car has a real shitty idle, it idles around 250 RPM, yes that is two hundred and fifty, in the middle of 500 and 0 RPM. when i hit the throttle, the engine doesn't rev until i let it out. My bro said that i was throwing some codes, i just wanted some other opinions before i started messing with it.
    Thanks everyone for your help.
     
  2. jpajkos

    jpajkos Active Member

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    Check your plugs and wires. If that doesn't do it check your IAC. If that doesn't work make sure you getting fuel to the car. if that doesn't work read the codes. If you still don't know take it a shop.
     
  3. 95Grandtouring5.0

    95Grandtouring5.0 Well-Known Member

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    If the car is throwing codes, then take it to a shop and have them run diagnostics on your car.
     
  4. ryclef331

    ryclef331 Well-Known Member

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    STOP STOP STOP. If its only idling at like 250rpms....thats TOO low to just be an idle air control valve. That sounds like a timing issue to me. Judging by the fact it won't even rev. Also, you don't have to go to a shop to scan your codes. Get a haynes or chiltons manual. If you have a voltmeter, you can pull the codes yourself. You can also look up how to do it online somewhere I'm sure. DON'T BUY ANYTHING UNTIL YOU TROUBLE SHOOT THE PROBLEM. You don't want to waste money on shooting in the dark.
     
  5. dnkapcorydnk

    dnkapcorydnk New Member

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    You can also get a code reader for like 100$ at the local auto parts store. I use mine all the time.
     
  6. chrajohns0

    chrajohns0 New Member

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    i got my code reader at the Zone for like 35$.
     
  7. venomm

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    Thanks everyone
    i went out and bought a code reader from O'reilly's for only $35.
    My mass air meter wasn't working properly, and my throttle connections came undone from the throttle body.


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  8. 95 Sleeper

    95 Sleeper Active Member

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    That will do it everytime