my 1997 ford contour idles really fast when started. It takes about 1 to 2 min to drop down to normal running
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1997 Ford Contour Question: Idleing fast
Answer #1DaveJHM February 16, 2011, 00:17Master
Have a look at the idle air control valve - it may be sticking. Also check to make sure all the hoses and tubes are connected correctly - you could have an air leak going into the intake.
Replyriverman, February 16, 2011, 00:33Rookie
This is my parents car. They took it to a local repairman, (for the second time) who did something to it which made it run better "For Now Again". What ever he thought it might be, he said it would cost "Alot" to fix . Do you Still think it may be the idle air control? and I'm sorry to ask, where might this part be located? Thank You Dave
ReplyDaveJHM, February 16, 2011, 03:15Master
The idle air control valve is located at the intake manifold. Follow the rubber air tube from the air filter box to the engine. Where it meets the engine, that's where the cylindrical shaped idle air control valve is located.