: Idle speed and stalling



chrisd0279
11-04-04, 10:53 PM
Just picked up my 02 Escalade and noticed the idle is pretty low at only 500 or 600 r's. Twice in the last week, it stalled on me while pulling away from a parking spot. When it's idling low and the engine is cold, it stalled as I hit the gas to pull away from a parking spot. Shouldn't the computer take over all idling?

T_Dogg8
11-05-04, 08:49 AM
i've had that same problem before. going to take it in under warranty to see what they find. only happens once in a great while, so i'm not overly worried.

slk230mb
11-05-04, 01:38 PM
Sounds like a caked up throttle body to me. How many miles?

See this thread: http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6830

chrisd0279
11-05-04, 02:19 PM
It's an 02 with 46k. I read about cleaning the throttlebody on another thread but, I'm wondering if I need to remove the throttlebody to clean this or can I simply spray in the combustion cleaner while it's running?

Machine
11-05-04, 02:55 PM
Hi -

Remove the air intake hose assembly from the TB and spray the butterfly valve on the TB. Use a TB cleaner that is safe for Teflon coatings, only. Do not use Carb Cleaner. You can gently open the valve and lightly spray the inside portion of the valve, too. From start to finish is 10 minutes, and the TB cleaner is available at any auto parts store for less than $5.

birdman30
11-05-04, 03:04 PM
Had the same problem, I used Chemtool and worked fine. When using work the throttle when spraying

slk230mb
11-05-04, 05:29 PM
I left the TB on and sprayed the hell out of it and it was nice and shiney. When the dealership did it when my MAF died, they took it off.

chrisd0279
11-06-04, 08:24 AM
Went to Pep Boys and found CRC was the only brand that was specifically labeled "Teflon Safe". I'm planning to clean up the throttlebody this morning.

slk230mb
11-06-04, 12:19 PM
Went to Pep Boys and found CRC was the only brand that was specifically labeled "Teflon Safe". I'm planning to clean up the throttlebody this morning.

Sounds good, let us know how you make out.