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My 96 Duratec sometimes idles at 1500-1800rpm. If I shut off the ignition it resets itself but sometimes comes back.

I recently cleaned the mass air sensor and that didn't work obviously.

Anybody have any thoughts on this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

The motor has 170 000 kms (105 000mi). I have changed the spark plugs and air filter recently and the motor is stock.

Thanks,

Greg.
 

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Check and clean the IAC connector. If that doesn't help try cleaning the IAC valve itself.
 

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Where is the IAC valve located? Pics would be appreciated if you have them.
 

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Hey thanks! My car is making a funny pulsing sound when I first start it up. Ford told me it was the IAC valve but that nothing was wrong with it. I don't like the noise so I'm thinking about replacing it.

-Scott
 
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