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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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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 ...
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93 Eurovan - Accelerator pedal/stalling issues

Recently picked up a '93 Eurovan Automatic. It has had a couple of issues since I've owned it. Currently driving across the US after being told the van was mechanically alright. There are a couple of ...
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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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Saturn Vue 07' 3.5L 62,000 idle

I was driving down the interstate and went over A normal bump in the road and my car started to idle funny and my right turn signal light was week. Turn signals wouldn't work either. But when I hit a ...
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2003 Opel Agila is making a funny ticking noise on starting

My 2003 Opel Agila 1.2 is making a very loud ticking noise when I start it up, and it doesn't sound right. It only ticks when idling and when I rev it, the ticking noise goes away. The car runs ...
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Engine knocks and engine speed falls below idle upon releasing the throttle

I have this strange problem on my 1999 Volvo V40 1.9T T4 (B4194T engine, no VVT, ~150k miles), I'll try to provide a detailed description. I noticed that only when the engine is warm, whenever I ...
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Is there a way to shut off Mazda 6 after X minutes if it's parked and idling?

My wife has a Mazda sport 6 2020. She sometimes forgets to press the button to turn the car off when she gets out. Are there any systems that can shut the car off after X minutes if it's parked and ...
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I have a 2005 Honda Accord EX 5spd 2.4l DOHC. Idle problems

I began having idle problems , basically after reaching operating temp the vehicle's idle would drop until it stalled . At this point I wasn't getting a CEL . So I checked for air leaks , found none . ...
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Carburetor adjustment ordeal: always rich on mid/high revs

So I'm trying to adjust a soviet K-22G carburetor which was placed long time ago in a Chevrolet 235 6L engine. It "works" but I don't seem to find the right spot to make it run as it should. ...
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Powering a large electrical load with an alternator and high idle system

I have to install an inverter in a work truck that will power work lights, some power tools, and other equipment too be used while the truck is parked. I've calculated the load to be at max 750 watts, ...
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Scooter stalls when idle

I have a 1995 Yamaha Zuma sports scooter. It's a 2-stroke 50cc. Approx. 13,000km. It hadn't been used in probably more than 10 years. I recently cleaned out the carburetor and put fresh fuel and oil ...
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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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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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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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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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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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2012 Ford Focus idle fluctuation

My car usually idles at 8 or 9 hundred but sometimes it will go down to 500 and start missing and then shut off if I'm not quick to hit the gas. Does anyone have any suggestions for me?
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1996 Mazda Soho 1.3 - Idle throttle control valve acting up

I bought a Mazda Soho 121 roughly a year ago, that had an idling problem. After tracing the issue down to the idle control valve (idle would jump from 500rpm to 3500 rpm every second or two), I ...
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Idle RPM is not setting properly sometimes

I have an Apache RTR 180 (Carbureted) Sometimes, when I downshift, and when shifting down to 1st gear (to stand still), the RPM shows somewhere around 2000. The normal idle is around 1200 - 1400 RPM. ...
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Pontiac Grand Prix 2007 engine hot at idle

I noticed lately that on my dash engine heat goes close to hot but never really gets there. That usually happens when i am in idle. When i start driving it goes back to normal and only sometimes goes ...
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2016 Mini Cooper revs up to 2000rpm before dropping back down, why?

I have recently purchased a 2016 Mini Cooper with approximately 70,000 mileage. It has since developed some issues in the time since purchasing. When driving in eco mode the mini engine should shutoff ...
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Polo Classic: Idle Issues

There's a while that I'm trying to repair a Brazilian Polo Classic 1999 (based on the European VW Polo MK3) with idling running at low RPM. Long story short: When the engine is cold, the idle stays ...
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2000 Ford Focus zetec no idle after engine mount failure

I’ve been working on a friends 2000 Ford Focus/Zetec engine, he had his motor mount fail on him while driving which he fortunately stopped driving, after inspection I noticed that the engine had ...
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Higher idle after throttle body cleaning in 2009 rav4

I had idle issues so I cleaned the throttle body after noticing quite a lot of carbon buildup. Before cleaning the normal idle was 700, but now it idles at 950 and increases to 1050 when taken out of ...
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95 Chevy Monte Carlo LS 3.1 idling high in park

Upon cranking, car immediately shoots to 3000rpm and hold. Only drops down after I put the car in gear. Even then, pressing the accelerator the car tends to stall sometimes, as if its flooding itself ...
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GMC Envoy stalls when air conditioner is on and idling

2004 Envoy only dies when A/C is on and idling if it is in park or neutral no problem. Also will not crank after fueling once started will continue to turn over till refueling again. And service ...
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steering wheel vibration only when the engine is warm

my car is a 16' BMW 750i (G12) with 26,000 miles on it currently. When I first start the car, there is absolutely zero vibration at all, but I'm starting to get a vibration only through the steering ...
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Possible causes of rough idle after changing Oxygen sensor...?

Got a 2005 Acura TSX 2.4L that I changed the upsstream Oxygen(Air/Fuel ratio) sensor after the check engine light came on. Since than, the car has never run the same. Engine idles very poorly (...
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How about how many amps does a vehicle pull at idle

Assuming the lights and stereo are off, how many amps can you expect an idling vehicle to pull? In this particular case I'm wondering about an F350, with flexfuel engine?
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Benelli 600i - Hanging Revs when decelerating and idle surge but fixes after restarting the motorcyle

Having this strange issue lately where the RPM hangs when closing the throttle or drops slowly. The idle also surges to around 2k rpm. As weird as it sounds the problem seems to go away when I restart ...
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2006 Honda Civic hybrid low idle

I changed my air intake and everything seems fine except I noticed my idle is below zero rpm now the car feels fine. Is the car not use to the normal amount of air it's getting now? It seems to be ...
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Volvo XC60 T6 Petrol+LPG rough idle

I have a problem with 2012 XC60 T6+LPG. Engine is idling roughly, especially when cold. Coil packs are Ok. There is no noticeable vacuum leak in the intake. I can't safely rule out fuel supply ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rpm falls below idle when declutching at high rpm

I've got this problem that I can't find the cause of. When starting the engine, which goes very easily, it idles smoothly and stable, rising the rpm a bit still gives no problems. But when driving at ...
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Peugeot 308 Anti Pollution Light 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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Automatic Scooter doesn't start on low fuel/idle

The scooter doesn't start when petrol becomes less than half and idle for more than a week.The self start struggles for minutes, finally kick start works after several kicks.But when petrol is full(&...
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is car idling bad for 21st century modern day car?

I have a 2016 Toyota corolla. I hardly drive anywhere. I have around 92000 km on the odometer. I live in Canada, and therefore, the winters are extremely cold. When winter is in full swing, I turn on ...
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Why after AC ON Engine RPM not increase but Engine Load Increased?

I have a Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 (a petrol/gasoline 1,000CC, 3-cylinder engine). Its idle RPM (without AC) is in the 840-900 range, and the engine load is 24-28% range (monitor using ODB2 scanner). ...
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Loud engine high rpms when accelerating?

I have a 2012 Ford Escape XLT, i cant take it on highway or go over 40mph because it hardly can get up to speed and my car shakes like crazy on highway and when i slow down from getting off the ...
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Why does my Toyota 3L engine won't idle and makes a metal scratching noise?

My Toyota Land cruiser manual transmission has just had the engine reconditioned: new pistons, piston rings, engine block, cylinder head, fuel injectors, fuel injector pump head, starter, fuel filter. ...
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