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Old 10-26-2010, 12:56 AM
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high idle

i want a high idle on my tuck this winter. it has the factory high idle but the parameters are so low that its only ever kicked in once. i'd rather not have a mechanical one. and the electonic ones are expensive. is there a way a guy could make one? aslo ive been wondering if theres a way that you could use the cruise control as a high idle like big rigs have.

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Old 10-26-2010, 07:30 AM
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Here's a recent discussion on the subject. I've been busy and havn't had a chance to try it out. Not in too much of a hurry either. It was 90 here yesterday. The factory high idle would do me no good around here. Maybe somebody can try it and report their findings
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:03 PM
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i got electric solonid from a old 87 dakota. put it on a switch. when i flip the switch it sends power to it. it will hold it open but will not push it open so you have to push the pedal a little to engage it. very cheap to make and fits under the tps cover.
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Or you could do the ol' stick between the seat and gas pedal trick that so many use.
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Originally Posted by KATOOM View Post
Or you could do the ol' stick between the seat and gas pedal trick that so many use.
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Officer really.....its my high idler.
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Old 10-30-2010, 01:11 AM
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hammerdowndodge, how does your setup work? do you have pictures?
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My old naturally aspirated 7.3L with a stanadyne IP had an OEM solenoid idle kick-up that was in conjunction with timing advance for cold weather startup. It functioned just like hammerdowndodge described as far as when/how the idle went up. But since I had already advanced the timing manually and turned the pump up some, I just rerouted a toggle switch to the solenoid and would use it whenever I needed. Had to d/c the timing wire also or sounded like I was gonna send a piston through the hood when it was cold. One other thing was that the rod was threaded that allowed for about 500 rpm of adjustment up/down.

I would say you could do a parts search for one, but last I checked because I was thinking the same thing as hammerdowndodge, they were over $120 for replacement. I think Autozone had one for like $20 or $25 that came with a bracket on it. Just do a search for an idle stop solenoid and look for their house brand.
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redneck, klx650a2 in 'Stoon had something on his 2nd gen similar to hammerdown. His selonoid came from a gm product. You could pm him to get the low down.
I rigged up something that goes between the bottom of the dash to the go peddle. about 6 inch long. The only thing I have noticed is that my rpms will slowly drop from say 1200 to 900 in approx 30 min. I mostly use my pacbrake. Works much faster at warming up the Cummins.
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Here is a TSB on it:

http://dodgeram.info/tsb/2004/18-033-04.htm

And another thread on it, read from post 71 on):

https://www.dieseltruckresource.com/...ight=high+idle
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Originally Posted by 1dumrednek View Post
hammerdowndodge, how does your setup work? do you have pictures?
yah i can get a pic 4 u. the solonid will not push the lever it will only hold it. so when you flip the switch then push the pedal i little way then it will hold it where ever you have it set. when u want it off just kill the switch. i will got out to the farm tomorrow and get u a pic. it is very simple.
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Originally Posted by Shovelhead View Post
1200 RPM....Hot, Cold, Rain, or Shine.....You say you want 1200 RPM Fast Idle whenever, wherever YOU decide?.......Here it is..........


Nice pic. What' s the actual length of the stick? This way I can go ahead and just cut the stick to length and be done with it instead of having someone hold the gas pedal down while I take the measurement. Thanks.
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I'm just curious what it says on the stick.
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I use my window scraper and wedge it between the driver seat and console. Provides good adjustability.
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