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Question 86 FJ-60 wont idle

i recently bought an 86 fj-60 with 178,000 miles. it does not want to idle but as soon as i touch the gas pedal it runs great. i can jump on the highway, go thru all the gears and cruise 40-70 mph all day long with no problems but as soon as i push in the clutch and let off the gas it dies. if i press the gas very lightly and keep it around 1000 rpm it sputters and misses all the way to around 1600 rpm but at any time i tap the gas it revs up smooth with no problems. i have looked under the hood and i have seen this nightmare of vacuum lines that go everywhere and im praying it may be something other than that. i have spent roughly 30 min looking them over and did find 1 that had come off and replaced it, the plugs look new, replaced fuel and air filter, getting cap, rotor, and wires today. ok my questions are:

does anyone know of any do-it yourself mods to eliminate some of these vacuum lines?
any suggestions on what i should try before the elimination if its even possible?
is it common for the jets in the carb to plug up on these trucks?
any help would be appreciated,
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Re: 86 FJ-60 wont idle

It could be your idle solenoid is not working properley or even getting power, I had very similar issues with mine. If you live in a state that does not have inspection and smog testing you can do what is called a "de-smog"

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Re: 86 FJ-60 wont idle

usually a screwdriver can adjust the carb to fix idle. new vacuum line hose doesn't hurt either.

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Re: 86 FJ-60 wont idle

ill check out the idle solenoid and if thats working properly ill try adjusting the carb before de-smogging. thanks for the advice. ill post back shortly and let you know how it turns out.
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