I have a Tempra 1.6 I.E.cat of 1991 and went to the garage for the MoT test.
Now I have him back and idle rpm went to 1500 RPM instead of 900 RPM. There
seems to be no idle alignment.
I did disconnected my battery, but this didn't helped. Also my exhaust is
not leaking (also runs the idle rpm up).
Is ther anybody who can give me a clue what could be the problem?
Thanks in advance.
Peter Jongbloed from the Netherlands
The idle is controlled by the ECU. However it relies on a solenoid style
actuator to operate so the final link is mechanical.
The SPI injector unit is so similar to a carburettor that if you are used to
the old technology then the SPI will not be too much of a problem to you.
There are 3 most likely causes (Check / do Step 3 FIRST as this could be the
1) Incorrectly adjusted/seated accelerator pedal cable. Check BOTH ends. I
would also completely slacken or remove it from the SPI unit and see if the
idle problem still exists. Whilst it is disconnected (engine off please)
gently operate the SPI throttle plate from fully open to fulled closed a
couple of times feeling for roughness, sticking etc. At the same time look
at the solenoid mechanical interface to the trottle plate.
2) Sticking, damaged or bad machanical interface of idle speed solenoid.
3) Air leak on one of the vacuum hoses. (one big hose to brake servo, one
small to vacuum advance sender unit for the ECU). NOTE! On my Tipo 1.6 SP I
had several of these hoses split where they connect to units. ALSO there is
probably a 'T' junction (on the front bulkhead to left of the central black
relay and vacuum unit box/cover. This junction is for the Econometer on the
dash. This is where mine would split at the 'T' insert was really too big
for the bore of the hose. To check for a leak.split at the dash econometer
just suck on the end of the hose that goes to it and seal the end with your
tounge and wait.
If all the above are OK then you will need to dig deeper. We then get into
temperature sensors/wiring etc.)
I suggest you does the 3 steps above in the order 3, 1 and 2.
Let us all know how you get on.
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