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My brother has a 1988 ford truck that when you first start it that it revs to 2000 rpm falls off to 500rpm and dies. It does this normaly three times and then will start O. k.

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The Ford EFI is programmed to idle at ~1500rpm after a cold start for a few seconds, then fall back to normal (850 on my '88 T-bird 302). The 500rpm/dying thing is not normal. Your IAC (idle air controller) may be dirty or bad, and/or your throttle blades may need cleaning. Use throttle cleaner spray from a parts store on both. It's similar to carb cleaner but won't screw up the catalytic converter. Spray off the area where the throttle blade contacts the housing, & shoot some into the passages of the IAC. Also, wiggle the wire connector on the IAC. It may just have a bad connection, & sometimes wiggling the wires will restore it. If so, clean the connector contacts & coat them with silicone grease.
 
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