· One with the farce
If touching a plug wire caused a rough idle, start with checking the plugs and cap/rotor, and check the resistance of the plug wires. Don’t change the wires if the resistance is within spec.
My god man, why the hell aren't you using a $5 multimeter to test ANY electrical parts.Throwing crap at the wall to see if it sticks will put you in the PoorHouse with out a working car. Even worse is taking advice from the internet.Howdy folk, in a recent post I was talking about what seemed to be an air/fuel problem so I replaced the air filter and air temp. sensor but when I start it, it runs but the idle bounces between 700 and 400 rpm. I decided to test drive it to see if anything would change but when I would start from a dead stop, it would hesitate/stumble then take right off. When I got back home and put it in park I opened the hood to listen to the idle, it was still rough but idling around 400-700. For some reason I reached over to check the spark plug wires and turned one of the boots and the idle dropped to 200rpms. My next thought is to replace plugs/wires/rotor. I’m open to any ideas of what is going on.
Not always the wires if wiggling makes it stumble. OUCH! just remember if your heart stops try and grab the wire again before you black out. Wiggle the wire with insulated pliers that is grounded with a jumper wire. Finding a bad wire with one hand while the other is resting on the fender and the jolt goes through your heart.