Why wont it idle when in nutreul or with clutch engaged?

Asked by Jan 24, 2014 at 01:50 PM about the 1991 Mercury Capri Convertible FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

For some reason my capri wont idle at all with the clutch ingaged or in nutreul. I changed the oil and put in new transmission oil yesterday. Was working fine before I did that. I did spill some transmission oil on the drivers side of the car. Any one have any ideas?

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Will it stay running if you give it some gas? If so it's probably a idle air control valve issue. Also check for any loose vacuum and wire harness connections that you might have bumped while working on the car.

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What kind of oil did you put in?

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Check your owners manual for the correct fluid. From what I can tell from a 1991 Capri service manual, it calls for Mercon ATF for the manual or automatic trans. If you put it gear lube, it's most likely way too thick.

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