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Old March 2nd, 2013, 02:18 AM   #1
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Got the idle dialed in (video inside)


After countless hours of messing with this car to finally get it to idle right, I did it. Replaced almost every sensor to find out that the EGR vacuum solenoid on the strut tower is bad. Idle is rock solid at around 725-750rpm. Mods are shorties, O/R H-pipe, flowmaster catback, E cam, K&N cone filter, and 3.55 gears.

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That shit sounds good. You know, there aren't many sounds better than a fox idling
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 02:39 AM   #3
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Thanks dude. I'll upload a video of it cold too. Sounds gnarly. I wish it would idle like it does cold all the time but I think it's too low rpm personally. I'm happy with it now. Way too much work lol

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Old March 2nd, 2013, 02:44 AM   #4
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What cam is in it? The cold idle is kick ass
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 02:46 AM   #5
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E cam. I might drop the idle a little bit to get it to idle like that warm, or close to that. It is gnarly as shit. Was messing with it tonight but it was too late to be running my car. Didnt want to get the cops called lol.
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 02:48 AM   #6
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How did you lower the idle?
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 02:51 AM   #7
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The idle screw under the throttle body. Gotta set the TPS voltage after every time you mess with the screw though and reset the computer.
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Sounds good Poopface_123
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I'm glad someone else saw his PB name


Car does sound great, though.
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 03:01 AM   #11
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Lmao I made my PB when I was like 16. That was the first thing that came to my head lol. Thanks though
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Are you refering to the tad/ tab sensor just behind the shock tower.. near the fire wall on the passenger side or are you talking about those things that are on the rubber hoses coming off the smog pump ?

Did you figure out that it was bad by replacing it or by testing it. Im just curious cuz this could help out another member. Picture of the bad part would help to.
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Originally Posted by ryanw View Post
Are you refering to the tad/ tab sensor just behind the shock tower.. near the fire wall on the passenger side or are you talking about those things that are on the rubber hoses coming off the smog pump ?

Did you figure out that it was bad by replacing it or by testing it. Im just curious cuz this could help out another member. Picture of the bad part would help to.
No it's the EGR vacuum solenoid on the shock tower above the TAB and TAD sensor. I got a code 33 for my EGR not opening properly but I just replaced the EGR valve. I unplugged the vacuum line from the EGR solenoid leading to the intake and plugged it. Ran perfect afterwards. So I replaced the solenoid and its perfect now.

The top solenoid. Got this picture off google.
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Okay cool. Thanks
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Got the idle dialed in (video inside)


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Originally Posted by 1BDSTNG View Post
That shit sounds good. You know, there aren't many sounds better than a fox idling
I agree with this 100% even a stock one with light exhaust work sounds good.

OP I like it, sounds sick.
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Originally Posted by Rich J View Post
I agree with this 100% even a stock one with light exhaust work sounds good.

OP I like it, sounds sick.
Thanks man. And true that. Can't really beat the sound of a fox.


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Music to my ears! Sounds great! Cold idle sounds like wants to rip your head off haha
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Originally Posted by 93Mustang5.0 View Post
Music to my ears! Sounds great! Cold idle sounds like wants to rip your head off haha
Thanks! And I know it's so nasty! I'm in the process of lowering the idle as we speak. Waiting for the computer to reset. That cold idle is intimidating as fuck lol


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Starts wanting to surge when I drop the idle down. So I'm gonna keep it up where it was. Sounds good either way lol


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Congrats! Glad you figured it out. This is a perfect example of why it's so damn hard to near impossible to fix someone's car over the internet. What it takes is getting out there and trying shit til it's fixed. I wish I could watch the videos but they aren't working for me.
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