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idlesurge [2011/10/10 13:04]
dmertz
idlesurge [2016/01/12 18:41]
nickracer [Throttle-body problems]
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 ===== Throttle-body problems ===== ===== Throttle-body problems =====
  
-The simplest path through the throttle body is the Basic Idle Speed Screw (BISS). ​ This screw controls an otherwise fixed air bleed that allows air to bypass the throttle plate. ​ Screwing the BISS in //reduces// the amount of air that reaches the intake manifold, screwing the BISS out //​increases//​ the flow.  If the only problem is that the BISS needs to be adjusted, simply adjust the BISS until the ISCPosition value logged in DSMLink/​ECMLink hovers around 30 at normal warm-engine idle in neutral. ​ This produces better results than following the service-manual procedure. 
  
-You may find that screwing the BISS all the way in doesn'​t bring the idle speed down to idle speed configured in DSMLink/​ECMLink. ​ That means that some other path is allowing too much air to pass.  First make sure that there is no leakage into the BISS hole by covering the hole with your finger. ​ If the engine speed drops when you cover the hole, replace the BISS O-ring.+The simplest path through the throttle body is the Basic Idle Speed Screw (BISS). This screw controls an otherwise fixed air bleed that allows air to bypass the throttle plate. Screwing the BISS in //reduces// the amount of air that reaches the intake manifold, screwing the BISS out //​increases//​ the flow. If the only problem is that the BISS needs to be adjusted, simply adjust the BISS until the ISCPosition value logged in DSMLink/​ECMLink hovers around 30 at normal warm-engine idle in neutral. This produces better results than following the service-manual procedure. 
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 +You may find that screwing the BISS all the way in doesn'​t bring the idle speed down to idle speed configured in DSMLink/​ECMLink. That means that some other path is allowing too much air to pass. First make sure that there is no leakage into the BISS hole by covering the hole with your finger. If the engine speed drops when you cover the hole, replace the BISS O-ring
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 +Next, investigate possible problems with the Idle Speed Control (ISC) servo. Open the ECU and [[:​driver01|inspect for burned ISC driver chips]]. If you find any, [[http://​www.ecmtuning.com/​product/​servicerequest|contact ECMTuning regarding repair of the ECU]]. If there //are// burned drivers, it's quite possible that the damage was caused by ISC itself having a shorted coil. Make sure you are using the correct O-ring to seal the ISC to the throttle body. An O-ring that's too thin might not seal, too thick and it might not allow the ISC to fully close the airway.
  
-Next, investigate possible problems with the Idle Speed Control (ISC) servo. ​ Open the ECU and [[Driver01|inspect for burned ISC driver chips]]. ​ If you find any, [[http://​www.ecmtuning.com/​product/​servicerequest|contact ECMTuning regarding repair of the ECU]]. ​ If there //are// burned drivers, it's quite possible that the damage was caused by ISC itself having a shorted coil.  Make sure you are using the correct O-ring to seal the ISC to the throttle body. An O-ring that's too thin might not seal, too think and it might not allow the ISC to fully close the airway. 
  
-[[http://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=KibYz21IMA0|Test the coils in the ISC.]] (Note that the newer, more reliable, all-black ISCs normally measure about 39 ohms.) ​ Inspect the tip of the ISC for any physical damage.+[[http://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=KibYz21IMA0|Test the coils in the ISC.]] (Note that the newer, more reliable, all-black ISCs normally measure about 39 ohms.) Inspect the tip of the ISC for any physical damage.
  
-Strange behavior can result from a bad Fast-Idle Air Valve. ​ This is a coolant-temperature controlled air valve that provides some of the additional air needed for fast idle during engine warm-up. ​ This valve is integral to the throttle body, so test by substitution or by blocking the FIAV passage with a block-off plate. 
  
-With all other possibilities eliminated, ​the remaining item to check is the throttle plate. ​ A too-tight throttle cable can pull the thottle openmore so as the throttle-cable housing heats upso make sure that the throttle cable has sufficient slack to allow the throttle ​to close to the stop even when the engine is hot Check that the throttle is against ​the stop by manually rotating ​the throttle shaft closed. ​ Make sure that nothing is binding ​the throttle shaft such as bad bearings ​or a badly adjusted throttle-position sensor.+Test for proper operation of the ISC: Turn off the ignition and reset the ECU by removing battery backup power for at least 10 secondsthen restoring battery backup. Thenwith the ISC unbolted from the throttle ​body but plugged in to the wiring harness, turn on the ignition and observe the movement of the ISCThe ISC should fully extend, then retract slightly. If the ISC just quivers a bit but doesn'​t really move, suspect a problem with the ISC, the driver circuits in the ECU, or the wiring. If the ISC fully retracts instead of fully extending, there is wiring problem, perhaps a mismatch between '90 and '91+ engine harness and ISC. Using a '90 harness with a '91+ ISC, or vice versa, will cause the ISC to operate backwards.
  
  
 +Strange behavior can result from a bad Fast-Idle Air Valve. This is a coolant-temperature controlled air valve that provides some of the additional air needed for fast idle during engine warm-up. This valve is integral to the throttle body, so test by substitution or by blocking the FIAV passage with a block-off plate.
  
  
 +With all other possibilities eliminated, the remaining item to check is the throttle plate. A too-tight throttle cable can pull the thottle open, more so as the throttle-cable housing heats up, so make sure that the throttle cable has sufficient slack to allow the throttle to close to the stop even when the engine is hot. Check that the throttle is against the stop by manually rotating the throttle shaft closed. Make sure that nothing is binding the throttle shaft such as bad bearings or a badly adjusted throttle-position sensor.
  
 ===== Other considerations ===== ===== Other considerations =====
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