i have a 96 thunderbird when i start it up it goes to the number 3 rpm and stays there can you tell me whts wrong with it ty

Asked by Aug 12, 2012 at 01:12 AM about the 1996 Ford Thunderbird LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4 Answers

335

It's your throttle sensor I would say. Does it ever go down like at all?

1,255

throttle position sensor either faulty or disconnected...

145

u mean that's as high as u can get it pushing down on the gas pedal? i'd say fuel filter

4,545

If it revs/idles to 3,000 RPM's without touching the accelerator... Large Vacuum leak AFTER the throttle body... Idle Air Control Valve Sticking (common) Throttle body dirty/stuck open... Accelerator linkage stuck or out of adjustment.........Throttle Position Sensor can cause a high idle, but there usually not enough air getting into the engine for it to rev to 3k.

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