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idle help

Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by K2e2vin, Jul 23, 2005.

  1. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    the car has ~60k miles; the car is shaking when idling in drive or neutral(doesnt shake while in park); especially when you let off the brakes in D. my cousin(~1995 Chrysler xx) also had this problem; her's was fixed by replacing the spark plugs. i just changed the spark plugs today to see if that would fix it(from stock Champions to Bosch Platinums). problem is still there. what can i do to fix this? im thinking there might be a vacuum leak, clean the IACV, or resetting the ECU?(btw, the stock plugs had burn marks on the plugs) any help appreciated, thanks.
     
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    trappd-in-859 New Member

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    Could be an airflow problem. Does the car hesitate at all while accelerating?

    I had the same problem with my car, irradic idle, and got a full tune-up. Not sure what that entales but the problem was fixed.
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    the car accelerates smoothly. its just idling that's causing problems. i just resetted the ECU today and still that problem.

    i guess it can be the airflow though; when my mom bought it, i had tried to check the air filter but one of the bolts were stripped so i couldnt get it opened. i just left it alone after trying for about 30 mins. ill try to check out the filter today and if i cant get it opened ill just cut the box out and duct tape a K&N filter on there.
     
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    Have you checked the timing?
     
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    nope i havent. i dont have a timing gun so i might have to take it to a repair shop.
     
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    i got rid of my bosch plugs for NGK ones. muuuch better.
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    well the bosch are already in the car and its running fine so ill leave them alone. If those die out ill try the NGKs.

    btw; i dont know if AutoZone or Advanced Auto carries NGKs because i didnt see the option for them on the screen. does NGK even make plugs for domestics?
     
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