Hello all...and apologies for the somewhat off topic nature of the question.
Although, if it bothers you, I guess the car can be a Dodge Aries for the
course of this discussion. :-)
I have a 1984 Plymouth Reliant with the 2.6L Mitsubishi engine in it. The
car runs and drives, but it idles entirely too fast and diesels when turned
off. "Punching" the gas when in gear results in a stumbling engine for a few
seconds before the car finally decides to move. An attached tachometer shows
an idle speed of some 2,000 RPM. I have the Chrysler FSM for the car, but
don't really know where to go from here. I'm not even absolutely sure which
type of carburetor the car has on it--neither the standard or feedback type
illustrations match precisely what I have. I did find the throttle position
sensor, which appears to be present on only feedback-type carburetors.
I did ask a nearby mechanic about the car, but he didn't seem all that
interested in working on it and commented only that the "choke isn't
working". I'll confess that I don't know for sure, but the choke plate in
the carb *does*
open up when hot and shut when cold.
What I'm looking for are some things to check for, because I really don't
know of anything else to look at. What are the odds that a Chrysler
dealership in this day and age would be able to work on this car?