Do I turn the fast idle adjustment screw right or left to turn it up?

5

Asked by Nov 26, 2016 at 03:12 PM about the 1978 Lincoln Continental

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car shuts off after lifting foot off gas for 20 seconds(this makes stopping a
nightmare)  That's the screw in the photo.

2 Answers

60,905

The fast idle screw should be turned clockwise to increase the idle speed. However, this adjustment is for when the engine is cold and the choke is closed only! The curb idle speed is adjusted where the throttle lever contacts the stop acres on the other side of the carburetor. This should be set with the transmission in drive, and the parking brake on. Usually 650 RPMs is standard. Some Ford Products of that era need to have the air conditioning and high beam headlights on to properly set the curb idle speed. HTH. -Jim

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Best Answer
60,905

*-Stop screw. Sorry! -Jim

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Lincoln Continental Questions

Lincoln Continental Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 310
#2 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 300
#3 COMETGUY61
COMETGUY61
Reputation 280
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chrysler 300
72 Great Deals out of 919 listings starting at $2,499
Used Chevrolet Impala
42 Great Deals out of 912 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Charger
47 Great Deals out of 764 listings starting at $3,995
Used Chevrolet Corvette
385 listings starting at $13,490
Used Ford F-150
370 Great Deals out of 6,984 listings starting at $2,100
Used Chevrolet Camaro
1,015 listings starting at $11,994
Used BMW 7 Series
6 Great Deals out of 107 listings starting at $5,995

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Lincoln Continental For Sale
46 listings starting at $61,900