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Old 06-05-2005
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I have a 99 XLTw a 2.5l and 5 spd. When I depress the clutch, sometimes, the engine will rev up. Sometimes it will idle on its own, sometimes I have to let up on the clutch to pull the rpms down and then it will idle fine. Supposedly there is a TSB about installing a "TPS connector high idle kit", buty I have been through the TSBs and can't find this article, supposedly article 00-3-5. Anyone know anything about this or has anyone had a similar problem? Are TSBs the owners responsibility or are they Fords? Les
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Old 06-05-2005
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ok heres what my truck did i'd pull up to a stop light and let out on the clutch and it would shoot to 3 or 4 grand on the RPM's after trying and fighting with for and 600 bucks later i finally figuerd out it was the TPS sensor 30 buck part thats what my problem was but it's something to do with ur air going into the motor or so i was's eaither 3 things MAF,TPS Sensor,or the idler sensor all 3 of them should be around you throttle body or on ur intake
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Old 06-05-2005
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My 3.0L does this but I noticed it does it mainly when the A/C is on it will stay revved high in the 3K to 4K range after I push the clutch in and when coming to a stop.

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Old 06-05-2005
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its supposed to go up a little. my 4.0l does it. just think about it. the engine has this big load on it and you have a little bit on the gas. then you get off the gas and depress the clutch. theres still a little gas burning and the load is gone. common physics there.

now, those of you that shoot up to 3-4k are having problems. you may be running lean or wut wade said.
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Old 04-14-2006
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old thread but i'm having the same problem as stated above. Should i get a TPS?
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Old 04-14-2006
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Nothing but your foot on the pedal should make it go that high. Replace the sensor before you go nuts.
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