1995 Chrysler New Yorker idling problems

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Gryffindorseeker, Jul 25, 2004.

  1. Hi again everyone. Remember me? I posted about the 1995 New Yorker I
    bought last Friday? Well I have some problems and good use some advice.
    She's been idling high since I bought her, usually when I start her in the
    morning, afterwards she's fine. this morning she was idling at 3000 rpm's,
    even though I was only going 55. I stopped at a light and even though I had
    the break on and was completely stopped she was still idling at 3000 rpms
    and I could not get her to stop. Thank God no cars were coming, so I turned
    right and the speedometer still on 0, still had the break on, I coasted into
    the parking lot of the gas station, where she suddenly lurched, still on 0,
    break still on and literally had to put her in park I and turn off the
    ignition. After several minutes and a few fruitless attempts starting her,
    hoping the idling would slow down, it finally did. What is causing this car
    to suddenly do this? Also when I'm driving, regardless of the speed she
    does not slow down unless I tap the brakes, often times I have to do it
    several times. This is both nerve wracking and frightening, because I'm a
    danger not only to myself but to others on the road. HELP!!!!!!!
    PS I put a carb cleaner in the day I bought her, do you think this caused
    the problem? Occasionally she shimmies when I put on the break and she is
    at 0.
    Gryffindorseeker, Jul 25, 2004
  2. Gryffindorseeker

    Art Guest

    Get the throttle body cleaned..... and if you didn't get the car service
    after purchasing... oil and filter change.... brakes checked, etc, do it
    Art, Jul 25, 2004
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