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#20 of 43 Fault code: P1294
Dec 12, 2009 (3:37 pm)
I have a 1996 Chrysler LHS that for the past few months have been getting increasingly worse. The problems are (1) Rough/high/poor idling, (2) Incorrect Idle speed/stalling, (3) stalling and jerking when coming to a stop at traffic lights. Before I replaced my IAC valve/motor one week ago it had never cut off when I stopped at a stop light (which it did yesterday), also before I replaced my IAC valve/motor it idled at close to 4000 rpm when in park with the engine running, now it idles at 2200 at park with the engine running .Also I want to mention that my gas peddle have been sticking for as long as I can remember (even before my engine light came on at the beginning of my idle control problems). When my engine light came on in the beginning I had it checked for free at AAA Auto and they just told me the code and not what might be wrong with it. The code I received was “Fault Code P1294-Target Idle Not Reached”! Not wanting to spend the $80.00 to have Pepboys tell me what may be wrong and then another fee to fix it I decided to just have the IAC valve/motor replaced. I'm behind now $105.00 because the problem still is not fixed! After some more research I was wondering could it be the “EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION VALVE”? Also Is the IAC valve/motor another name for the “throttle control valve?” If not could my problem be with/in the “THROTTLE CONTROL VALVE?” Any help would be greatly appreciated!
#21 of 43 Re: Fault code: P1294 [wg9966]
Dec 12, 2009 (5:25 pm)
You had the same problem I did. I replaced the IAC valve, Then the MAP sensor (which didnt do much) then I replaced the THROTTLE POSITION SWITCH. I think that is the one you need to look at next. I helped alot for me. On my 94 LHS it is on the left of the throttle body towards the passenger side of car if you were standing infront of the car. Its real easy to replace and i think it ran about 30 bucks or so. I have the 3.5 motor, i dont know if thats the same as yours though. You may want to look into replacing the intake manifold gaskets. it all comes in a kit but i cant remember how much it costs. They were real easy to do but it took me and a friend about 7-8 hours. we were in no hurry, so you could probably do it faster if you wanted to. I did Those three things and then did the intake manifold gaskets and it runs great now. If you see posts from Tuscanskipper on here, you should send him an email. He seems really knowledgable when it comes to LHS stuff and has helped me alot. He was the one who told me about the intake manifold gaskets. you should be able to do a search for those posts on here about that as well. good luck.. if you have anymore questions, feel free to reply back..
#22 of 43 Re: 1996 lhs help please [lennonfan74]
Jan 30, 2010 (9:49 am)
i replace my sub frame bushings in the back naapa has the bushings for 75 a peice it was a 22mm that i used to do the back the front should be easier the dealer is charging 150 per bushing
#23 of 43 coon129
Feb 22, 2010 (8:59 am)
I just bought sub frame bushings (isolators) from O'reilly's for 56.00 a pair
#24 of 43 coon129
Feb 22, 2010 (9:13 am)
need to replace sub frame bushings (isolators) does anyone know if special tools r needed and if its a big job?
Jan 30, 2010 (9:54 am)
i have replaced the cam shaft positioning sensor and the crank shaft positioning thinking that i would get a spark still nothing im about to buy the coil pack should this fi my problem or is there more i need to know
#27 of 43 Re: no spark [96lhsmatt]
Apr 11, 2010 (4:53 pm)
Did you get the problem fixed?
#28 of 43 LHS Fuel Smell Problem
Apr 12, 2010 (6:27 am)
#29 of 43 LHS Fuel Smell Problem
Nov 02, 2007 (5:24 am)
I have 99 LHS. A couple of years ago I started smelling fuel in the car, outside the car. They had a recal to replace O-rings? which made the fuel smell disappear. Now it ihas been for a while. Wondering if it is the same issue if I do not know what these O-rings are , what they do etc.
Any info/advice someone can render I would love to hear . Thanks in advance.