Idle Adjust Solenoid - Team Camaro Tech
Tech 2000 Our previous General Forum
Replies ONLY - no new topics.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 12th, 01, 04:46 AM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Overland Park, KS
Posts: 134

I bought a matched & complete intake/carb/aircleaner setup. All #'s are 'camaro' correct for a '68 327/275hp auto w/ a 9/67 date - but it came off of a full size. It has an idle adjust solenoid (same side as throttle linkage) which I believe were used only on A/C, automatic cars. I'm trying to find out if this belongs on the camaro, but I can't find any documentation in books, original service manuals, replacement parts, or searches here except for 1 sentence that barely references the solenoid in 1 camaro service manual.
So, the question is: does this part belong on this car ('68 RS, AC, 327/275hp, P/G)??
Thanks in advance!
** LET ME ADD - this is for a concourse style restoration, so accuracy is extremelyt important. Thanks. **

[This message has been edited by RW68RSConv (edited 04-12-2001).]
RW68RSConv is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 12th, 01, 01:46 PM
Senior Tech
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Monroe, WA, USA
Posts: 312

about 99% of all G.M. car's with A/C have one of these on them. normaly the auto tranny car's got them, the manual car's did not. but some manual car's got them too.

the reson was when you put the car into drive or reverce the idle drop's about 100RPM. most, not all but most, A/C system's like the motor to be turning a minimum of 650RPM with it turned on.

most manual car's have a idle of around 700RPM in neutral, with the A/C on you are at about 650RPM. on a auto car the idle is at about 550 to 650 in gear. you turn on the A/C and it drop's about 50 to 100 RPM. that is why they have the idle kicker on them.

now i have seen it both way's on camaro's. with and with out the idle kicker on auto tranny car's with A/C. so i guess it is dependant on the motor and the tranny. most i have seen with a kicker on them are 350SB with THM350 tranny. all 6 banger had on tho, if they had A/C, very rare i think it was a dealer add on alot of the time. but it was listed as a option on a 6 banger i belive you could have ordered it this way. but you had to get the 250ci 6 banger to get it.

i guess i am not much help, but i bet the A/C will work beter with on on the car and adjusted right.
ilbl8 is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 13th, 01, 12:38 PM
Senior Tech
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Waldorf,Md,USA
Posts: 176

sometimes it is there as a anti-dieseling idle stop and drops the idle more when you turn the key off.

Leo Paugh
MCC #017
If you have no fear, you're not going as fast as you could.
chev64 is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Apr 13th, 01, 07:38 PM
Senior Tech
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Monroe, WA, USA
Posts: 312


yes it is a vacuum pot that they use for the anti-diesel thing. a A/C idle kicker has an electrical conection.
ilbl8 is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome