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1989 Caprice

Hi all. New guy here and have just bought a 1989 Caprice which has 54,000 miles on it. Interior is perfect except for the headliner which is falling. The car has sat outdoors and not drive for a while and has failing paint on the roof. I bought this car to replace my 81 Malibu which suffered terminal rear chassis rust. So the Caprice is the newest car I have owned!
One thing I need advice on is when starting the idle is high. its a fuel injection car so kicking it down does not help. The owners manual says to depress the pedal and release it slowly which will knock the idle speed down. The idle does eventually drop on its own. As an aside the estimates to replace the headliner ranges from $350 to $500.
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