Post by Mashie Niblick on Nov 14, 2018 9:46:34 GMT -5
Scout...we’ve known this for years and now I have proof that my screws are loose.
For some reason, my idle adjustment screw can’t seem to stay put. I am always having to back it out to lower the idle RPMs. Take today’s ride for instance. When the jeep started, it sat in the driveway while it waited for the temp to climb. Choke was engaged as was the throttle. Once I reduced them both to zero engagement, the idle RPMs were through the roof. I had slack at the throttle stop on the throttle cable, so I backed out the idle adjustment screw to a suitable tone to my ears and then went off for a drive.
While cruising around, I could take my foot off the accelerator and the Jeep was “idling” along in second gear too fast. When I would shift to neutral, the RPMs were way too high. I pulled over and tried to adjust the screw again. It was so darn tight against the throttle body that I had to get my screwdriver to loosen it. Again, I had slack in the throttle cable and its stop screw, so I ruled that out as the offender. Once I adjusted the Idle Screw, all sounded well again and off I went with all being and sounding well in the world.
This seems crazy that the screw can be moving so much like this. Any recommendations? Time for a new screw?
Just to get this straight Bobo, the idle screw is tightening, not backing out?
And you actually DROVE your jeep?
I know, right! Me driving a jeep...strange things. I drove it a few weeks ago, too. Darn screw did it then, too, but I really didn’t think much about it. It was way more severe today. Somehow it screws itself in. I guess the jeep has the soul of a race car?