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ford focus 2002 low idle problem varying

I have a ford focus 2002. It has an idle problem. At a stop the idle will vary from normal down to about 500 RPM, almost stalling. It does this variation very cyclically, every 5 seconds or so. ...
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2001 Mercury Sable -- Rough Idle/High RPM and Transmission Leaks

I have a 2001 Mercury Sable (24V DOHC V6) that has been having problems with its vacuum system. I live in Florida where the average temperature lately has been in the 80s. I've been experiencing a ...
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VW Jetta 2008 starting problem - idle problem

I have a VW Jetta 1.4tsi 122 (2008) and it has a strange behavior. First of all, a have noticed that it doesn’t keep the same rpm when runs on idle. For example, when I stop at the first traffic ...
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engine runs rough for ~1 min, then starts ticking for a couple minutes, then fine

Vehicle: 2003 Kia Sorento, 193k miles It started ticking 3 weeks ago while the wife was driving. I test drove it, and the ticking quieted down to no tick over the day to and from work. I drove it ...
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1998 Mazda 626 LX with CEL and rough idle

I have a '98 Mazda 626 LX. About a month ago it suddenly started shaking really badly, so I took it to Midas for them to check the engine. They told me it needed a fuel flush, throttle body cleaning, ...
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2008 2AZ-FE rougher, throatier idle; and growl on heavy accel out of sharp turn

I have a MT Scion TC. Key detail on the heavy acceleration out of sharp turn is this usually only happens when I've been engine braking into the turn, and not every time. I'm not certain on the ...
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2011 Chevy Impala was inactive with dead battery for 3 months! I have tons of problems now! Help!

In late December 2017, I discovered my 2011 Impala wouldn’t start. My boyfriend and I jumped it with our other vehicle and it worked. We disconnected the cables and left it running for a while. We ...
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What could be making my truck skip?

I have a 2006 Chevy Silverado 1500. It's been skipping for several weeks now but not really throwing a code. I've changed the fuel pump and spark plugs but still skipped. Then I came out one day and ...
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Light shudder on idle speed

I have a 2003 Golf 1.9 TDI pd 100 with 120,000 on the clock. When I have the engine running at idle , after a about 30sec to a minute, it starts to shake a little, like as if an injector is not ...
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Performing a Cylinder Power Balance Test

In the course of trying to diagnose a hot weather rough idle / stalling problem ( which doesn't occur in winter weather ) on my 97 Mazda 323 I performed a cylinder power balance test eye balling the ...
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bad idling on my Kawasaki W800

Any help much appreciated, my w800 surges not all the time but sometimes on idle. It goes from 1300 revs down to almost stalling and then back up again but only occasionally, like when stopped at ...
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2007 Toyota Corolla - Erratic Idling at traffic lights

Does anybody have any insight as to why this may be happening? My car stalled and refused to turn on one day while I was at a light, so I had it towed to my mechanic (whom I trust and has been doing ...
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How stable should the camshaft frequency be?

I just got my first oscilloscope ( Hantek 1008C ) and I was looking at the camshaft signal on my 98 Mazda 626 GF 2L. It uses a two wire sensor. There is a single bump on the face of the camshaft ...
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2005 Saturn Ion running rough after running for 30 minutes

My 2005 Saturn Ion starts and runs great for about 30 minutes or so, then it starts running rough like the mixture is too rich. I have to let it sit for an hour or two and then it cranks and runs ...
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2002 Nissan Quest breaking down

I was given the vehicle after it had sat for over 7 months. It sat with 3/4-1/2 a tank of gas. It was not cranked once. It is now idling and running very rough. It doesn't want to accelerate and when ...
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Subaru Legacy 91 idle issues

Video going over issues: http://webm.land/media/8vlo.webm Started having issues a while ago with some fairly extreme shaking and surging while at idle (including cold starts). To try and resolve this ...
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1973 F100 360 FE 5.9L Stalls when put in gear

I've got a 73 F100 with a 360 FE and a C6 transmission. It idles fine but stalls when put in gear, with somewhat of a jump. New holley carb on it. Any idea why? I've also notice the idle speed going ...
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Sudden Random Misfire and Stalling RX300

Preface: This is my sister's car, so I was not there at the moments leading up to it misfiring and stalling, but I'm the one who gets to fix it. It's a '99 Lexus RX300, and about a month ago I ...
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2007 Mercury Mariner - Car is shaking and whining.

Today my car starting shaking and whining very badly, but only when I'm stopped and the car is in drive. If I put it in park or neutral the vibration stops. The shaking stops as soon as I start to ...
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Suburban stumbles at idle, unknown tube spewing black liquid into air intake is suspected cause. Please advise?

I have a Chevrolet Suburban 2008 1500 with the 5.3L V8 engine. A tube that I believe to be the PCV hose is spewing black liquid into the air intake, and the engine is stumbling at idle. The liquid ...
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Car runs great until shut off then runs bad until shut off again

2008 dodge Avenger 3.5L 140,000 miles. Car runs great for however long I’ll run it for, until I shut it off for 5 to 15 minutes after it’s up to temp, then if I start it, it runs like shit, Has a ...
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2002 Odyssey stalls immediately after starting, won't idle or run

This problem appeared suddenly in my 02 Odyssey. Starts up ok (sometimes with a slightly longer than normal crank time) but once it's started the rpms fall rapidly and the engine shakes violently. ...
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Ford E150 1994 stalling rough idling and shaking

Having an issue with a Ford E150 1994 van . The issue is that the van stalls , has rough idle and shakes a lot. once the gear is put into drive. I tried a few things I replaced the air intake control ...
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Vibration when at a stop and in reverse gear, check engine light back on

I have a 2004 chevy classic. At first my engine light was on and i got the O2 sensor fixed at chevy dealership and then it went off. It came back on the next day. I took it back to Chevy dealership ...
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Rough idle in Ford Capri mk2 1977 V6 with Solex carburetor

I know internet is filled with questions like this but I'm out of options so I turned into stackexchange as a great source of knowledge. So my old green capri has the rough idle. Car data: Ford ...
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Rough idle or slight miss at idle in relation to purge valve

I'm working on a 2006 Chrysler 300, with the 2.7L v6 (the internal water pump one). I just replaced the EGR valve due to a P0404 and surging while driving (verified with a scan tool the EGR valve ...
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I have a P0172 code Ford Focus, 2005- then I did a freeze frame; what does the following data mean?

My ford focus 2005, Zx3 has been acting up running real rough turning off from time to time, I bought an OBD2 scanner and the P0172 code came up. I changed the fuel filter and the car ran good for ...
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2006 Honda fit erratic idle and vibration when engine is cold and performance problems

I have a 2006 honda fit with a 1.3L i-dsi engine and an automatic transmission. The car starts up ok even if the engine is cold but when i shift it to drive (when cold) the rpm just jumps up and down ...
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2012 Ford Fusion Idling Rough

So I got my Fusion about 4 years ago and for about 2 and a half to 3 years, I've been having an issue where it will idle pretty roughly at stop lights and such. However, it RARELY does it at the first ...
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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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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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Engine not rev over 3500 after new ECU installed same number

I have Honda civic vtec 1999 with D15 engine installed. ECU/PCM reporting error and mechanic told me this computing having issue in IC I bought new ECU same number but after connecting, car engine ...
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Does MAF has something to do with rough idle?

I am trying to solve my cars long issue in idles again. Cleaning the ICV did the trick before but it keeps coming back and I don't know what else to check. Here's the link in my previous question. ...
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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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rpm's drop when stopped

2000 SOHC automatic ford focus...new plugs wires coil pack oxygen sensor...IAC cleaned throttle sprayed with cleaner and seafoam used.....EGR checked. Car runs perfect except when I stop at lights (...
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honda crv 98 idle too low and rough and eventual stall but ok when driving

(Excuse my english) My dad gave me a '98 honda crv. since it came from being serviced after an oil pump failure, it has no power when it's cold I have to press the gas until the engine warms up. I ...
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Jeep Grand Cherokee 1996 limited model - lack of power while sudden accelerating

Hi I have Jeep Grand Cherokee 1996 limited model - the problem is engine misfire in idle while cold starting and engine stady (not fully stady) after become hot, and lack of power while we accelerat ...
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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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Chevy Silverado Fuel Pressure Is Erratic With Rough Idle Only When In Gear

I have a Chevy Silverado 2500 with the 6.0L engine and it has been idling rough. When I put it in gear the RPMs start fluctuating and the truck wants to stall out. Once the truck is running down the ...
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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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How to resolve P0456 OBDII code?

What 3 things and in order can I DIY for p0456. Hard start after fueling every time and irregular idle when stopping at lights. P0456 and no other indicator lamps coming on. Didn't replace gas cap.
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Rough idle just at start

The engine on my '04 Chevy Silverado 1500 recently overheated. It now has a rough idle when I start it, which disappears almost completely once I drive it a bit and it gets warmed up. What could be ...
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2016 Hyundai 70k miles, engine just replaced, now has an engine mis

I have a 2016 Hyundai Elantra that just had it's engine replaced 1k miles ago. After getting it back, at 400 miles the engine started to have a mis. Here are the details... When sitting at a stop ...
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Idle up and down while in gear at a stop light but not in park or neutral

Rpm jumping up and down when stopped in gear but runs perfect when in park or neutral. Not throwing any codes. 06 nissan frontier
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Unsteady RPM when ac is on

Hi guys I have a 2019 Lexus GX460 with a mileage around 8000. Recently I noticed that whenever I turn the ac on in idle, the rpm went up and down every few seconds with loud noises from the engine bay,...
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Alternator going out or Power steering.....?

Got a 2009 Honda Accord that's been idling a little rough and shuddering/vibrating. When I turn the steering wheel, RPMs quickly jump from 500 - 1100 and then quick drop down and car sputters like it ...
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Posibly Wrong Spark plug gap?

So this is an update on my last question, the comments were a mess and I was new to the site I have a 1985 nissan 300zx vg30e and I just changed the spark plugs and its idling really rough and at ...
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What causes a vehicle to idle so low that it stalls?

My 2003 Mazda tribute is idling extremely low and shuts it self off when stopped for longer than a 30-45 seconds. There is no check engine or anything but I ran a I/M test and it showed these problems:...
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