2001 police interceptor revs from idle to 1200rpm every time the ac clutch cycles on...what would cause this?

Asked by Jun 01, 2015 at 08:40 PM about the 2001 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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It is supposed to increase a little when the clutch engages because of the increased load on the engine. 1200 seems a bit high, check the computer for codes, might have a bad idle air control valve or throttle position sensor. Wouldn't hurt to clean the throttle body and check for vacuum leaks as well.

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theres no codes and the tb is clean from when i got it a few months ago...

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Set the clutch up to the specs of the vehicle. If it does not rev down there is something not working. It could be as simple as an o-ring leak in the clutch assembly or seals. Air entering the system will cause this to rev. I had a similar problem and it was the o-ring and computer diagnostic was needed.

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