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How to adjust idle speed on 1990 ford f-150


what size engin?

what size engin?

351

351

351

351

there is no adjustment on it.

there is no adjustment on it. you did not say what the problem is you are having, but here's a bulliten on idle concerns, let me know if it helps. mws919

The air bypass valve solenoid, Fig. 1, is used to control engine idle speed and is operated by the EEC-IV control module. This valve allows air to pass around the throttle plates to control, cold engine fast idle, no touch start, dashpot, over temperature idle boost and engine idle load correction.

Article No.
91-25-7

12/13/91

^ HARD COLD START - DURING INITIAL START-UP, IDLE OR DECEL - EFI ENGINES - SLUDGE IN THROTTLE BODY AND/OR IDLE AIR BY-PASS VALVE

^ HESITATION/STALLS - DURING INITIAL START-UP, IDLE OR DECEL - EFI ENGINES - SLUDGE IN THROTTLE BODY AND/OR IDLE AIR BY-PASS VALVE

FORD: 1983-87 EXP
1983-91 ESCORT
1984-90 MUSTANG, THUNDERBIRD
1986-90 TAURUS
1986-91 CROWN VICTORIA
1988-90 TEMPO

LINCOLN-MERCURY: 1983-85 LN7
1983-87 LYNX
1984-88 CAPRI
1984-90 COUGAR
1986-90 CONTINENTAL, MARK VII, SABLE
1986-91 GRAND MARQUIS, TOWN CAR
1988-90 TOPAZ
1991 TRACER

LIGHT TRUCK: 1985-90 BRONCO II, BRONCO
1985-91 ECONOLINE, F-150-350 SERIES
1985-92 RANGER
1986-91 AEROSTAR
1991 EXPLORER

ISSUE: Hard cold starts, hesitation and stalls on initial start-up or during idle or decel may be caused by sludge in the throttle body and/or idle by-pass valve. Sludge deposits or oil film on the throttle body bore and plate or the idle air by-pass valve may cause one or more of the following conditions.

^ Hard Cold Start

^ Stall On Initial Start-Up

^ Stall During Idle

^ Stall During Decel

^ Rough Idle

^ Rolling Idle

^ Hesitation During Acceleration

ACTION: A new idle air by-pass service kit (F2PZ-9F939-A) is now available for service use to correct sludge contamination concerns of the throttle bore and plate only. It eliminates the need to clean the majority of past model throttle body applications. Cleaning is not required on sludge tolerant throttle body designs released for 1991 and newer model years.

Figure 1

Install an idle air by-pass service kit (F2PZ-9F939-A) as applicable to provide a permanent correction for symptoms caused by throttle body sludge deposits. Refer to the instruction sheet included in the kit for installation details. Refer to Figure 1 for a specific application list of EFI (port fuel Injection) engines involved in this TSB article.

The idle air by-pass service kit (F2PZ-9F939-A) includes the following items.

^ One (1) Idle Adjust Spacer

^ Two (2) Gaskets

^ Two (2) Attaching Bolts

^ One (1) "Attention" Sticker

^ One (1) Instruction Sheet

Figure 2

Refer to Figure 2 for a pictorial of the kits components.

NOTE: EFFECTIVE WITH THIS TSB, THROTTLE BODY CLEANING IS NO LONGER COVERED UNDER 5/50 EMISSIONS WARRANTY, UNLESS AS SPECIFIED IN THE FOLLOWING APPLICATION CHARTS. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE CORRECT PROCEDURE MAY RESULT IN THE CLAIM BEING DISALLOWED.

The idle air adjust spacer incorporates sludge tolerant design features that eliminate throttle body sludge related conditions. Once installed, throttle body cleaning is not allowed and periodic adjustment of the throttle body is not required.


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