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Old 08-21-2009, 06:39 PM   #1
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alright, i'm having problems with my idle, i can start the car but when i leave it idle for a little bit or even tap the brakes the truck dies. should i change all new tubing or that doesnt have anything to do with that ? why does it do that ? any info would be GREAT !!!!! i thought i was going to start off with a good weekend
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is the idle set too low?
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is the idle set too low?
idle is right. and when i set the throttle trim , the truck still rolling and i can also drive it , should i reset the servo ?
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are you saying you're using the throttle trim to set the idle stop?

if so, you need to set it on the carb itself, not the radio


what kind of truck is it?
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are you saying you're using the throttle trim to set the idle stop?

if so, you need to set it on the carb itself, not the radio


what kind of truck is it?
nono the trim is set.... the carb itself is set , but it rolls still and i can drive it, but when i brake the car dies for some reason , idle sounds a little weak too , hey thanks for helping me out
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Chewwie, it's almost impossible to diagnose an egine problem on the internet but if I'm understanding you right, the truck rolls when it is at idle. If this is happening then it is one of three problems.
1 bad clutch bearings
2 a weak or broken clutch spring
3 a sticking clutch shoe ( this happens alot with alluminum shoes. just take them off and file a slight 45* angle on the outsides of the shoe. hope this helps.
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sounds to me like the idle speed screw is set too low and you have compensated for this with your radio trim (+) which makes your idle ok, but when you brake it pushes that slider back past your idle spot to where the needle is set (too small an idle opening) and it dies. you need to set your trim back to zero and turn that needle in until it idles. when you brake it shouldnt close that idle gap.
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yeah what he said...

if you are certain that is good, check the clutch

if the clutch is good, then its prolly the engine tune
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Chewwie, it's almost impossible to diagnose an egine problem on the internet but if I'm understanding you right, the truck rolls when it is at idle. If this is happening then it is one of three problems.
1 bad clutch bearings
2 a weak or broken clutch spring
3 a sticking clutch shoe ( this happens alot with alluminum shoes. just take them off and file a slight 45* angle on the outsides of the shoe. hope this helps.
that could be too
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yeah what he said...

if you are certain that is good, check the clutch

if the clutch is good, then its prolly the engine tune
the truck is a HPI Firestorm
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So , today i pulled out the motor from my hpi firestorm and took off the clutch bell , guess what the freakin clutch spring broke !!! what does that do anyways, i know it holds the clutch shoes. does it make the truck stall or cant hold idle ?
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yeah a broken clutch shoe will make it stall and not idle
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yeah a broken clutch shoe will make it stall and not idle
the clutch shoe is fine , but the spring is not. so that will make the car stall or idle correctly ?
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i meant spring


its dragging and causing the stall, just change them
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i meant spring


its dragging and causing the stall, just change them
sweet thanks for your help i'm just trying to get my brother going on the truck . parts on order !!! woot
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