i recently changed the timing belt on my 95 ford probe and noticed
that now when i give it gas and let off the rpm's stay where it was
for a couple seconds and then drop back off. is this normal after
changing a timing belt? it's a DOHC motor with 120K and i don't think
the belt was ever changed prior to my changing it. any help would be
yeah about like that. haven't driven it down the road yet. i was
just trying it with the motor idling. what could that mean? it idles
at around 900 or so, i gassed it up to about 2 and a half and took my
foot off, it stayed there for a second or two and then dropped back
down to 900.
first make sure it isnt just the throttle cable or pedal sticking. Since you
just did the timing belt, check the timing and check for anything still
disconnected, vacuum hoses, electrical plugs ect. It would be normal for the
computer to slow the return to idle down a bit but yours sounds like
something isnt quite right. Maybe its just the idle control that is sticking
a little. If it is like the bigger fords (an air valve) it is common for
those to stick and need to be cleaned or replaced.
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