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2001 Ford Explorer High Idle

My '01 Ford Explorer idles at 2300 RPM in Park. When I switch to Drive, it goes down to 1600 RPM. The Check Engine Light is on with code P1506. I have replaced the MAF, IAC, sparkplugs, sparkplug ...
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Idle sometimes too high (BMWM50B25TU)

Yesterday I had to drive a lot and after 100 miles I noticed that the idle won't go below 1500 rpm (should be 600) on my 1993 BMW 525i (euro model), except when I drove slowly in a high gear. This ...
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2000 Ford Focus ZX3 stalls while idling

I’ve had this problem for a while now. When my car is warmed up, and I’m at a stop light or just idle when parked, the engine struggles to stay on. The RPM stays under 1000 and fluctuates a lot, ...
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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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Big motorcycles at stop lights; why do they keep blipping the throttle?

We've all been near a big Harley at a stop light, where the rider keeps blipping the throttle. I've always wondered why they do this. Is it because those big pistons don't idle very well, and if you ...
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BMW e36 wont maintain idle

A friend has an e36 that wont maintain idle. The car is driveable but coughs and stops when idling. I've checked the air box and boot and they are in good condition - no leaks. I think spark and ...
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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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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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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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Honda 919 (CB 900F) idles low when cold

I've got a Honda 919 for a couple of years now. It is 2006, under 20K miles, always maintained and garage kept. I put around 2K miles per year. This season I've put a fresh gas on it and started it, ...
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after replacing icv,intake boot,valve cover gasket and return to stock air box from CAI,car will not hold idle 325i 1994

Car will not idle after re-installing stock air box from previous cold air intake. I replaced idle control valve also replaced intake boot as well as valve cover gasket along with spark plugs, BMW ...
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1997 Escort idles rough when a/c is off

Escort runs great with heater or a/c on. It runs rough and sometimes dies when they're off. What could be the problem?
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2000 mazda 626 v6

My Mazda shuts off when I apply the brakes. Can anyone help me with this problem. It idles just fine but when I apply the brake to put it in reverse it bogs down and completely shuts off. What could ...
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High idle, not shifting gears - 1995 Mercury Mystique

My friend has a 1995 Mercury Mystique that was suffering from low idle problems (stalling out at stoplights, etc). He replaced the throttle position sensor, and after that the low idle problem was ...
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1995 Mercury Sable 3.8l - 2300rpm at Starting Of Engine but Will Not Fall Below 1500rpms

This car is driving me absolutely batty. I have never had any problems with it before. The other day I drove my car to Vegas airport from Orange County (about 4 hr drive) and my car died on me 6 ...
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Falling RPM's and Stalls after Releasing the Clutch

Once my 97 Mazda 323 get's up to normal operating temperature, around say 90 C, the RPM's will occasionally nosedive after taking it out of gear, releasing the clutch and letting off the gas. What I ...
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Poor idle speed when engine is warm

I drive a Mitsubishi Eclipse 2000 2.4L. In the past few days my car has started to idle horribly when the engine warms up. While it is cold, the rpms seem to be normal except for a small fluctuation ...
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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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2000 3.8 L Ford Mustang Cov

2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L //// Engine Vehicle Shakes entire front end of car when at idle, all the way up to 2,000 rpms then it goes away. Starts right up, had problems with a few computer codes fixed ...
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2003 Toyota Camry 300 rpm with AC on

I have a 2003 Toyota Camry 4 cylinder with the AC on it runs at 300 rpm and stalls. What could be my problem and is there anyways to adjust the idle?
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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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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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Mazda 3 2004 Engine Revving when car not moving

I recently noticed when my car comes to a stop engine running and ac on the engine revs as if it wants to move forward. The rev isn't huge. When i am in traffic and holding down on the brakes, if i ...
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No fluid under thermal sensor | '89 Jeep Cherokee reserve cooling system won't drain? | Car dies while running? & Car dies without running?

!importantclosed-cooling-systemcherokee-89laredo6-cylender4-liternon-startstalling I'm wondering if the vacuum went bad, or if it could be anything else? !PULL THE METAL LEVER UNDER THE VACUUM WHILE ...
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Engine starts but almost immediately cuts out 3 or 4 times when starting

I have a Golf Mk1 that has been sitting a while and I am fixing up. When I start the car the engine catches but then dies almost immediately. I have to restart the car 3 or 4 times like this until the ...
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Motorcycle: increasing choke kills engine

My bike struggles to idle on cold mornings. No issue there: I just open the choke till it warms. However, I must do this ever so slowly and delicately otherwise the engine cuts out. I find this odd as ...
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What should the idle speed of an engine be based on?

My car (93 miata) has been suffering from low idle so I decided to raise it a little bit but I have no idea where to put the new speed at or at what temperature should I make this adjustment, so here ...
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Subaru Outback 1998 high idle rpms and CEL P0507

My wife's 1998 Subaru Outback threw a check engine light the other day, and when I read the code, P0507, it corresponded to a problem I'd noticed for a while: high idle rpms. The problem is most ...
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Idle issue on a 91-92 Accord

I got this car a while ago. I started to fix it up and noticed more and more problems so I was just gonna sell it. It turns out that my truck doesn't make a good commuter. Who knew, right? So I ...
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2015 Kia Soul base

I will be buying a 2015 Kia Soul base with 28,000 miles on it. Only concern is that when it is in neutral, there is roughness that I feel.....I feel a slight shaking in my right leg. A passenger in ...
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'04 Mazda Demio idles like an old tractor

EDIT Thanks for your answers to this question, however the solution must remain a mystery since a friendly local very helpfully decided to solve this problem for me by stealing the car and totaling ...
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'90 alfa 164 V6 3.0 12v bad idle when hot / hard to start / bad rev under 2000 rpm

I am getting a bad idle when the engine aforementioned is warm. Can somebody please help me troubleshoot this problem ? Here are the parameters when the engine is idling rough Any help will be ...
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1975 Honda XL 250 has erratic idle / high idle when it's cold out

As stated, I have a 1975 Honda XL 250. It has a 1 cylinder 250cc ~24hp carbureted engine. The problem I'm running into is an inconsistent idle. In general it seems to have a low idle (what I want it ...
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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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2008 Honda Rebel 250 idle problem [closed]

I have a Honda Rebel and it's been running great for the last year. It does have about 8000 miles on it but I haven't had any serious issues. Lately, I noticed the idle was higher than normal. It ...
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2000 Chevy Camaro starts, idles low around 1000 rpms for 4 or 5 seconds before dying [closed]

It's a 2000 Camaro v6 manual. Most days the car starts just fine but on other days I might have to start it 20 times before it stays on. When I start it, the RPM is around 1000 but slowly drops to ...