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I figure the P.O. disconnected this for a reason (the IAC). My question is will it hurt the truck running it without it plugged in? It runs fine and has been for the past two weeks. I am a chicken to plug it back in as I do not want to wake any sleeping gremlins.

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does the TBI use an IAC? these are usually used on mpfi systems,with the TBI fuel is shot in with the air so the TB should be cracked open at idle.

 

if it does have one then It would be worth looking into,sounds like something happened and someone put a bandaid on it.

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does the TBI use an IAC? these are usually used on mpfi systems,with the TBI fuel is shot in with the air so the TB should be cracked open at idle.

 

if it does have one then It would be worth looking into,sounds like something happened and someone put a bandaid on it.

 

Not sure... I've never owned a TBI Jeep. I suppose that would depend on if the injector is under or above the butterfly. I assume it's under.

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Pics are hard for me to do cause I only have work internet access. But the truck is an 87'-2.5-4 speed- 2WD. The part in question if you were looking from the driverside across the engine bay would be on your left hand side of the throttle body. It is a roundish black thing with a rod that looks like it would push the throttle linkage out when activated. It has a weather tight plug on the back. I don't know if that helps or not but the fountain of info that is a Haynes manual(sarcasim) describes the part as the IAC. And from searching and seeing pics of other IACs I am pretty sure that is what it is. The only problem I seem to have with the truck is rough idle on cold starts but it smooths right out after it runs for a few seconds a warms up a bit. The rough idle goes away if you give it a little gas.

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it looks like a high idle solinoid,carburated engines use them too

 

it just pushes the throttle open a little when the engine is cold,once it warms up it shoud turn off. other then hard starting on cold days and ruff idle at start up you should be ok without it for now.

 

it could also be tied in to work as a dash pot.you will know that if it stumbles when you dump off the throttle.

 

the renix system is still kinda new to me but thats how they work in general

 

it does make me wonder why its unhooked though,going back to the bandaid,i would still plug it in and see what happens

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The on on my '87 2.5L 2WD was unplugged (actually the connector had been cut off and was MIA) when I got her. The reason, as I discovered, was that particular IAC sticks and the truck became impossible to drive when it revved up and stuck (this happened in heavy traffic...not good). I unplugged it again, forced the IAC back in and it was driveable but would not idle when cold without a foot on the gas. It won't hurt the truck, it just won't idle when cold. I replaced it with a JY one a few weeks later and it's been fine ever since. They get disconnected when they die because the cost of a new one is rather high. I scored a complete AMC 2.5 TBI for $30 at Pick N Pull. If you find a Renix 2.5 grab the whole TBI system because a new injector is serious $$$ too.

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