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    high idle

    took the throttle body off my 99 mk4 1.6 16v sxi earlier to give it a bit of a clean, before i started the car was hunting when idleing but when i cleaned out the throttle body and the breather pipes the car is idling around 1500 rpm!

    anyone any ideas??

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike16sxi View Post
    took the throttle body off my 99 mk4 1.6 16v sxi earlier to give it a bit of a clean, before i started the car was hunting when idleing but when i cleaned out the throttle body and the breather pipes the car is idling around 1500 rpm!

    anyone any ideas??
    hi have you done anything to the idle control , ie did you clean that, as ive done mine 2night and the pin came away from spring, when i started the car it revs at 3000.lol.

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    I would put that down to the idle control valve
    Ive got the very same problem at the moment, sometimes its fine though.

    Its my own fault though as I didnt clean the valve correctly, I just need to buy another gasket which is under £2 then remove it and do it properly
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    i did clean the icv but it didnt come apart, it seemed very stiff and there was no movement in it! could this be a sign that its not working??

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike16sxi View Post
    i did clean the icv but it didnt come apart, it seemed very stiff and there was no movement in it! could this be a sign that its not working??
    wouldnt like to say, but mine was the same after spraying it mine popped out and came away.

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