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When I start my 240, if I immediately put it in gear, it will stall, or very nearly stall. I have to wait about 3-5 seconds for the RPMs to get below 1000. Is it normal for the revs to go up to 1500 RPMs when started then slowly come back down?
 

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Re: Strange...help appreciated (NRM8573)

Inspect and clean the throttle plate and idle air control valve. Adjust the throttle position sensor. That should do the trick...
 

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Re: Strange...help appreciated (gdill2)

Ok, will do, thanks for the help<p>Where can I find the things you mentioned? And what should I look for when I find them?
 

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Re: Strange...help appreciated (NRM8573)

If you are mechanically inclined, then you can do these services yourself with the help of a manual. The Haynes manual should get you through these jobs, though the Bentley manual is more comprehensive (Haynes is much cheaper). <p>You will also need some parts, which are available through IPD, at <A HREF="http://www.ipdusa.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ipdusa.com</A>. You'll need a flame trap kit for your car (there are different ones for different years, plus a conversion kit to convert earlier cars to the easier-to-reach later configuration). IPD also make a throttle body cleaning kit, complete with the necessary gasket.<p>If you are NOT mechanically inclined, these are not very expensive services, and any mechanic familiar with 240's knows how to do them.
 

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Re: Strange...help appreciated (danemodsandy)

I guess I could try, I don't have much experience, I've done a few things, but I hate paying mechanics. I'll do them when I get out of school later this month.<p>Thanks again, everyone.
 
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