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'00 - engine starts but won't idle; 12/25

Discussion in 'Elite Explorer 911!' started by buckeyebt, December 25, 2004.

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      buckeyebt New Member

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      Out of town visiting family for holidays. Parked outside in 1deg two nights ago and engine started hard, then would not idle. I tried many things, checking multiple fuses. The engine started idling after approx. 1 hour. It worked properly the rest of the day, then the problem recurred this morning, at -7deg. I have not been able to get it running today without applying the accelerator. The truck has 37k miles, and this is the first time I've experienced such a problem. Any help appreciated. Thank you!!!
       
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      I suspect an IAC problem.
       
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      Idle Air Control valve. Pretty common problem, mainly on SOHC engines.
       
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      4.0 Idle

      I just went through the same problem. Idle Air Curcuit was replaced at a cost of about $400.00. But it did fix the problem. I was told it was a fairly common problem.

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      $400.00??? Whoa!!! Is your mechanic trying to pay off his mortgage early???
       
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      I hope you got kissed first!

      What exactly did the "mechanic" do for the $400?
       
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      Have you put any gas line antifreeze in it lately? May have frozen water in your gas tank/lines.
       
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      Call your local police department and report a rape, cause your mechanic done raped you big time if he charged you $400 for 15mins work to replace a $60 part.
       
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      My dad works for NAPA and he got me one for 23 bucks and it took me 5 min to replace it.
       

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