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Old 13-10-2002   #1
John
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Bravo Idling Gone Berserk!

I've just been out in my 1999 1.6 SX. I pulled up at the lights and the tickover shot up to 4500rpm and wouldn't come back down.

I limped back home with the throttle racing every time I depressed the clutch, and had a look under the bonnet but can't see anything a matter. Throttle cable still connected and apparently working OK.

Anyone know what's a matter with it??

Also I'm looking for a head unit for it, got one?
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Old 13-10-2002   #2
Nigel
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Throttle Body

Mine did the same and I had a new throttle body fitted. Mine is fly by wire, I am not sure about yours though so problem could be elsewhere.

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Old 13-10-2002   #3
John
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Re. Fly by Wire

If Fly-by-Wire means that you have a throttle cable connected to something with two small metal cans with multiplugs on the back, then I think it may well be.

Can you remember how much it cost?
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Old 13-10-2002   #4
Nigel
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Something like that.

I had it fixed under warranty and dont actually know the direct cost. About 400 was on the total bill if I remember.

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Old 13-10-2002   #5
Tom
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Re: Bravo Idling Gone Berserk!

It will probably be the idle control valve sticking. Got a haynes manual?
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Old 14-10-2002   #6
John
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Haynes manual

Tom,

No I haven't, didn't think I'd need one on a 3 year old car, shows I've never had a Fiat before eh?

John
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Old 14-10-2002   #7
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Re: Haynes manual

@ John

maybe this could be of some consolation....After 2 years my 1.6sx did the same thing do. Infact worse than yours...when I started the car the rev counter shot straight to 6000rpm. I switched it back off and when I restarted it shot up to 3000rpm fell back down to 1000rpm and then back up to 2000rpm then down, up, down and so forth. I managed to drive back home and when I restarted it worked as normal. Two days later the same thing happened but the mystery was resolved by itself. Another 3 years have gone buy and it hasnt done it ever since....funny these Fiats.....
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Old 14-10-2002   #8
alan wheeldon
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Re: Re: Haynes manual

ive also got a 1.6 and mine did the same one day but its fine now. dont know what was up with it, it curred itself somehow.

its not much help to u though, sorry
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Old 14-10-2002   #9
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Re: Re: Re: Haynes manual

Fiats are like plants...talk to them and they'll be alright. Sometimes I almost believe in it.
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