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Questions tagged [idle]

Questions related to the engine running without advancing the throttle.

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Random high idle wont decrease speed when driving sies when still

2004 chevy trailblazer ls erratic idle speed, sluggish power when increasing speed, high power preventing speed to decrease bellow 35 when decreasing speed without breaking hard, last obd2 freeze ...
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1995 Ford Mustang GT rpms and idle issue

I need help my car like to idle around 500 in park and in gear. And when I drive and start accelerating it stops at 2000 rpms and doesn’t want to go anymore until I give it some more gas but then it ...
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Ctx200 not ideling

I'm having issues with my ctx200. It just doesn't want to idle. So the history is that the bike sat for a few months not being driven, so i took the carb off and cleaned it. From then on it started ...
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93 Honda Civic LX - fluctuating revs, poor running

My Civic has done ~246,000 miles and is now running very poorly. While driving down Interstate Car bogs down stalls out and there's smoke from front and back. Spark plugs are fouled out and when ...
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2005 Subaru Outback Stalls upon stop

I have a 2005 Subaru outback 2.5L no turbo. For a few months, the car has been stalling at least once a day usually withing 15 minutes of driving although the car is at running temperature when it ...
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Engine RPM of 1200 when cold and gradually rises to 1500 when warmup

I pull off the cylinder and replace the head gasket with timing marks march up correctly on Nissan Qr20 30t. when i start the engine cold the rpm goes to 1500 and start to come back to 1200, and as ...
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Driving on 3 cylinder

So I have a 4 cylinder engine however one of the piston is stuck And will not fire... That being said we have been driving this rough car for months no other problem other than the "skipped" piston ...
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02 celica idle jumps 700 rpm when cabin fan is turned on

so when I turn on the cabin air (no AC) the idle jumps 700 rpms. when I turn it off it goes back down to normal idle, its rock steady at 800 rpms. I had the both the battery and the ALternator ...
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My scooter died yesterday on my way home from work

I recently bought a 125cc Honda scooter. I was driving home yesterday when it suddenly just cut out. Now it only starts if I keep the throttle open. The moment I let the go of the throttle it dies ...
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What is the best cleaner for ICV?

I got a mazda 323,DOHC engine - B6DP, (non carburetor type). Every PM (usually yearly), I have the mechanic clean the ICV. They are using the carburetor cleaner to clean it and remove the accumulated ...
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Cold start idle issue

I have a v6 Toyota Camry. During cold mornings whenever I start the car it idles very low (200-700rpm) fluctuating swiftly and almost stalling. Also lights dim whenever the idle drops quickly then the ...
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Low idle after adding gasoline

This has happened twice now. My 2000 toyota sienna runs fine until I went to add gasoline. Upon startup, my idle was immediately much lower. I can rev throttle and it sounds smoothly until I release ...
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Turning off vs idling?

Which would cause more wear and tear on a vehicle, turning off and on multiple ~7-10 times a day or idling for 10-20 mins ~7-10 times a day? I use my personal vehicle for work and I'm trying to do ...
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8th Honda civic engine rotations surges

Due to bad gasoline on the highway the spark plugs are worn. There was an evacuation of the car and then it got to the mechanic. Old spark plugs (iridium) were replaced with new (iridium too), after ...
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Engine revs up when in park

I have a 2001 Saturn SC2, and occasionally when I put it in park after driving, it will rev up at a steady pace and just keep raising up the rpm, it does not stop unless I either put it back in drive (...
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2005 Ford E150 Econoline

hope someone can help with this. I have what seems to be a strange problem. When accelerating to at least 2400 RPM in 1st gear and then completely removing my foot from the gas, the engine RPM ...
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F350 idling off and sputtering and small jerks as I drive

Haven't had the truck long it's a 1996 Ford f350 with7.5 liter engine it just filled gas tank so full or empty runs the same it is jerking small little jerks as I drive and it has no idle gage so I ...
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Where can I find idle control valve on Renault Megane 2 (2005, 1.6l)

I'm having trouble keeping my engine on while on idle. First it starts of nicely, runs on idle for about 10 seconds and stalls. Next starts stall almost immediately if I don't keep the gas pedal down ...
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Mitsubishi Montero 2003 Limited stalls and dies during stop with AC on

Its a Mitsubishi Montero Limited 2003. I was told there is no IAC. I have cleaned the throttle body and the maf sensor, after that the car gained some horse power but still it stalls and dies at stop ...
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Low idle while on Drive - Lexus LS430

Today I noticed something annoying on my 01 UL LS430, The RPM rate drops to around 500 when I set the transmission to "D" along with a slight vibration and strangely. If i change that to P, N. or even ...
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Idle speed is wrong after replacing battery (2006 Camry)

I have a 2006 Toyota Camry. I replaced the battery the other day which I noticed was getting weak. The battery was disconnected all of 10 minutes. After, it idles too low. It shudders pretty bad and ...
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2000 Honda Accord Stalls Starting in Hot Weather

I have a 2000 Honda Accord with approximately 300,000 KM (186400 Miles). It usually runs great except for a slowly dying B7XA transmission. I've noticed when starting it in hot weather or if the ...
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My Toyota corolla 2008 Rough idle.

My Toyota corolla 2008 is idling rough when I on AC, but when the car is moving everything becomes fine. I just replaced a clean intake manifold. What could be the problem? Any idea plz.
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Land Rover Defender L316 2.4TCDi starts and stalls almost immediately does not idle

2010 Land Rover Defender L313 platform Vehicle almost as good as new less than 20,000KM on the odometer Bought brand new a few years back with just 10KM on the odometer Has done just two oil ...
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1980 yahama idleing issue

I have a 1980 xs1100 yahama , the carbs were rebuilt and synced , so air gas mixture is good to ! But it runs fine when idle is a little higher by twisting the throttle ....but if I stop at a light ...
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2005 WRX Idle RPM Increasing in Traffic

My car is a 2005 Subaru WRX Wagon. It has 120 000 miles and has had all the regular servicing. Last night I did some highway driving and then hit stop/go traffic. After about 10 mins in the ...
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Engine stalls if giving gas (just for about 20 seconds after startup)

When I start my Peugeot 106, it will idle fine, but if I give gas it will stall. If I give just a bit of gas, after about 20 seconds the engine starts to run properly. I unmounted and cleaned the ...
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stalling issue on 1992 Jeep Cherokee (XJ)

so my 1992 XJ with 4.0l auto trans is wanting to stall at stops & then revs up (1500rpm) then smooths back out only to repeat. we have replaced: air & fuel filters, cleaned throttle body, ...
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Is it bad to idle the car for 5 min or restarting the car?

I know idling the car wastes gas but which is worse, idling for 5 min while I talk to my friend or turning the car off, talk for 5 min, and then restarting again? This can also be applied to idling ...
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2002 Ford Taurus shakes and dies at idle and has a gas smell at high speed

My mother has a 2002 Taurus that keeps giving her problems. The latest issue is it shakes very badly and dies at idle and at very slow speeds when breaking. If she gets it going up to highway speeds ...
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Mercedes 2003 unpredictably shudders and acts like it's going to stall at a stop light, then hesitant to accelerate

My 2003 Mercedes has acted like it's going to stall at stop lights occasionally for the last few months-shudders at stop signs, then recovers. Today I rev'd it in neutral out of fear it would stall. ...
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2009 Kia Spectra P0507 code thrown after alternator replaced at the shop

Have a Kia spectra, 2009, and just had the alternator replaced at the shop, it started a little hard and idled a little low off the bat, drove it 25 miles home, idle seemed a bit higher than normal ...
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Temporarily increasing electrical load almost kills engine

I have a 2001 Ford Focus that has some funky problems at idle under load. A nice high-load scenario is by abusing the windows motors (rolling them up while windows are up), which causes the RPM to ...
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Suzuki Swift Bad Idle

I am having trouble with my Suzuki swift`s bad idle 2009 (Engine M13A - Transmission Manual ). The original problem was when i left the clutch in first gear to start from a stand still the rpm ...
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TSI engine, shaking at idle

I have Vw Scirocco (2011) 1.4 Tsi 160 hp with DSG, my car started to shaking at idle (RPM is stable) at uphill really bad that I got rid of my kidney stones. It is shaking at idle whether it is warm ...
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Chevrolet Lumina making a ticking noise below 1000RPM

Hello ladies and gentlemen, I bought a second-hand car about 2 months ago which started developing a ticking sound from the engine bay. The sound is coming from the top/passenger side of the engine. ...
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What is the recommended diameter of the Idle Fuel Discharge Port?

My car is a 1987 Toyota Tercel DX Wagon 1452cc 2bl manual driven car. Carburetor of it is a Aisan 14120 Two Barrel carburetor. I heard that the Idle Fuel Discharge Port size affects for the fuel ...
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Cold engine stalls whenever clutch is depressed

Make: Fiat (as in Fix It Again, Tony) Model: Mk1.2 Panda 750 (5 speed manual, pre-euro 1 (carb+manual choke)) Year: 1992 Kilometers: 73 000 (not to be trusted) Recent reparations: Bougies, Bobine, Air ...
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Ford explorer idle problem

My 96 explorer will idle about 400 at a stop sign and 1000 at the next stop sign what would cause this
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What is the normal (expected) idle on 1999 Chevy Blazer 4.3 V6

What is the normal (expected) idle under normal weather conditions. I think my Blazer idles too high even in the summer days. The current readings are about 1000-1100rpm cold and 600-700rpm warm. It ...
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What is the name of this Idle Mixture Screw Plug?

My car is a 1987 Toyota Tercel DX Wagon 1452cc 2bl manual driven car. Carburetor of it is a Aisan 14120 Two Barrel carburetor. I have disassembled my Carburetor for repair. Idle Mixture Screw lies ...
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How come my car won't idle after i changed spark plugs?

My 2001 Durango will start now that I replaced the misfiring plugs but I can't get it to idle, it just shuts off...any ideas?
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Misfiring plugs changed but same issue!

2001 dodge durango, over 130,000 miles and normally runs great. Will not idle so plugged code reader in and said two misfired. Changed all plugs and both "boots". Still will start but dies immediately....
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Is a +/- 10-15 rpm idle fluctuation normal?

98 Honda civic ex I'm curious if during idle, it's normal for the rpms to fluctuate 10-15 rpms +/- or if it's supposed to always be steady constantly? My OEM tach doesn't pick up this slight change ...
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Rough Idle Only When in Drive with AC On

I have a 2010 Ford Escape and for a few years I've noticed that when the AC is on, the car idles very rough when in drive. If it's in park or neutral and the AC is running it's as smooth as silk. ...
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Peugeot 308 Anti Pollution and engine rev drop with odd sounds (video)

I have a 2008 Peugeot 308 1.4 petrol. I got this car a few weeks ago, and ever since I got it, I seems to have a problem with the anti-pollution system. The anti-pollution warning light comes up to ...
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High idle when put in forward gear

My 1992 Lincoln Continental Signature series 38000 miles. Revs up to about 1500-1700 when put in a forward gear, but not reverse? Help
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Why do tow truck drivers never turn off their engines? [closed]

I was at an outdoor wedding recently and I could hear a truck idling behind the hedges so I went to investigate. It was an AAA tow truck and the driver was filling out paperwork. I explained that a ...
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Can carbon buildup on a valve seat cause idle surging?

I've got a 1994 BMW 325iC that won't pass smog (for more details, see this thread). I took it to a shop to get both a leak-down and compression test done with some interesting numbers: Cylinder 1 ...