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my car idles btwn 0k and 1k rpm. #294421 Oct 7, 7:55pm Oct 7, 7:55pm
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my car idles btwn 0k and 1k rpm.
whoa, after getting out of school i checked my gauges and noticed, at a stop light, that my celica is idling btwn 0 and 1 rpm.

what could be the cause? my gas pedal feels better response is (i think) better than before.


any help is very much appreciated. thumbsup


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Re: my car idles btwn 0 and 1 rpm. [Re: Zero] #294422 Oct 7, 7:56pm Oct 7, 7:56pm
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when i put the car in neutral, it idles at 1 rpm, but when left on drive, its btwn o and 1. confused frown


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Re: my car idles btwn 0 and 1 rpm. [Re: Zero] #294423 Oct 7, 9:01pm Oct 7, 9:01pm
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could be in your throttle body. i could say could be a a lot of things.

Re: my car idles btwn 0 and 1 rpm. [Re: trdhondakiller] #294424 Oct 7, 9:06pm Oct 7, 9:06pm
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1 RPM? WOW! eek

I am sure that you mean 1000 RPM. Anyway, my car idles below 1000 all the time. I have a manual car though. I don't know if that makes any difference.

Re: my car idles btwn 0 and 1 rpm. [Re: silver] #294425 Oct 7, 9:10pm Oct 7, 9:10pm
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Your car is supposed to idle less than 1000 rpms rolleyes

Re: my car idles btwn 0 and 1 rpm. [Re: BReakinDrifTs] #294426 Oct 7, 9:11pm Oct 7, 9:11pm
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The reason engine is idling at 1k in neutral is because it doesn't have any stress on it, thats like "natural idle" vs idling against your brakes

Re: my car idles btwn 0 and 1 rpm. [Re: BReakinDrifTs] #294427 Oct 7, 9:14pm Oct 7, 9:14pm
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well, mine is too far right towards 0.

sorry, i meant to say 0k - 1k RPM thumbsup


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I have an "Idle" problem too... [Re: silver] #294428 Oct 7, 9:27pm Oct 7, 9:27pm
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Any advice or comments would be greatly appreciated here...

Well... I finally bought my dream car, a '93 Celica GT (I love the body style of this year Celica!)... Well, my dream has kinda turned out to be a nightmare! Before I bought the car, it had been sitting for over a year (no one driving it what-so-ever)... But was running great... So after I bought it, I had a general tune-up done on it (new spark plugs & spark plug wires, oil & filter change, throttle body cleaned out, fuel injector cleaner put in, etc...)

After the tune up, I noticed my car was idling really high (like 1100 RPM), that's when it's in park. When the car is in drive, it idles around 1000 RPM. But not only does it idle high, it also idles erratically (up & down between 1000 and 1100 RPM) it's like the idle pulsates or surges... Anyway, I've had a few different sensors tested (they all checked out fine), had a new thermostat put in... I don't really know what the problem could be... Any suggestions?

(BTW, it's an automatic)

Re: I have an "Idle" problem too... [Re: Luv4Neo] #294429 Oct 8, 7:45am Oct 8, 7:45am
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i would suggest getting a Cold Air Intake, i noticed mine was doing the same thing, it would fluxuate(sp) when i was in drive. after i installed the cold air it held a strong 1100 rpm even on hot days. hope that helps, its a good mod anyways might as well do it

Re: I have an "Idle" problem too... [Re: tbone8ty] #294430 Oct 8, 7:55am Oct 8, 7:55am
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i thought 750 was normal idling? confused


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Re: I have an "Idle" problem too... [Re: Maka] #294431 Oct 8, 8:42am Oct 8, 8:42am
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mine usually idles at a lil below 1k sometimes it'll drop to 500 and car would start to vibrate...kinda feels like its goin to stall. anyone else have that prob??? my car is manual...


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Re: I have an "Idle" problem too... [Re: xxmonkeyboixx] #294432 Oct 8, 8:57am Oct 8, 8:57am
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^^^That happens to me too, if I let it sit long enough. I have an auto. idunno

Mines been idlig at 1500. I should probably loosen that throttle cable. eek


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Re: I have an "Idle" problem too... [Re: Sancho] #294433 Oct 8, 10:56am Oct 8, 10:56am
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my car always idles at 900rpm


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Re: my car idles btwn 0 and 1 rpm. [Re: BReakinDrifTs] #294434 Oct 8, 10:57am Oct 8, 10:57am
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Originally Posted by BReakinDrifTs
Your car is supposed to idle less than 1000 rpms rolleyes


how come yours doesnt idle less that 1k? rofl lol imagine if a car could really idle at 1rpm


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Re: I have an "Idle" problem too... [Re: Luv4Neo] #294435 Oct 8, 11:35am Oct 8, 11:35am
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Originally Posted by Luv4Neo
Any advice or comments would be greatly appreciated here...

Well... I finally bought my dream car, a '93 Celica GT (I love the body style of this year Celica!)... Well, my dream has kinda turned out to be a nightmare! Before I bought the car, it had been sitting for over a year (no one driving it what-so-ever)... But was running great... So after I bought it, I had a general tune-up done on it (new spark plugs & spark plug wires, oil & filter change, throttle body cleaned out, fuel injector cleaner put in, etc...)

After the tune up, I noticed my car was idling really high (like 1100 RPM), that's when it's in park. When the car is in drive, it idles around 1000 RPM. But not only does it idle high, it also idles erratically (up & down between 1000 and 1100 RPM) it's like the idle pulsates or surges... Anyway, I've had a few different sensors tested (they all checked out fine), had a new thermostat put in... I don't really know what the problem could be... Any suggestions?

(BTW, it's an automatic)



Well first of all fuel injector cleaner sucks. I've heard many bad stories of it fouling up injectors worse. So don't use it anymore.

Now this could be your problem. But before you get new injectors which are expensive check smaller things. Look around for disconnected vacuum hoses, many times this will give a rough or erratic idle. Also would be a good idea to check out your distributor rotor and cap.

Also it may be your o2 sensors.

I have a 90 GTS and my car used to have a really bad idle problem. But I had to replace the injector. But my car is still idling a little bit higher than normal.

But check the small stuff first, then work your way up.

Re: I have an "Idle" problem too... [Re: gearSHIFTx] #294436 Oct 8, 12:34pm Oct 8, 12:34pm
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clean your MAF sensor, that's usually the culprit of rough idle.

Also the idle control valve, inside the throttle body.


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It sat for a year, without being driven? PLEASE tell me that you flushed all of the fluids (including the gasoline dust in the tank) before you drove it.

You will be owned if you didn't do that.

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Originally Posted by silver
It sat for a year, without being driven? PLEASE tell me that you flushed all of the fluids (including the gasoline dust in the tank) before you drove it.

You will be owned if you didn't do that.
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A GT should idle around 700RPM in neutral. An automatic will compensate & it should return to roughly the same place in drive.

Re: I have an "Idle" problem too... [Re: gearSHIFTx] #294440 Oct 9, 9:29am Oct 9, 9:29am
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Thanks for the advice... I'm going to have my boyfriend check the distributor rotor and cap and the o2 sensors (if he hasn't already)...
I think this car is driving us both crazy... My bf actually went to a Certified Toyota Tech school, and he doesn't know what to do with this car. So any suggestions/opinions are appreciated! smile

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Originally Posted by silver
It sat for a year, without being driven? PLEASE tell me that you flushed all of the fluids (including the gasoline dust in the tank) before you drove it.

You will be owned if you didn't do that.



...Yeah we flushed out all the fluids... The oil was pretty nasty looking.

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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
clean your MAF sensor, that's usually the culprit of rough idle.

Also the idle control valve, inside the throttle body.



...Thanks for the suggestion... Already checked the idle control valve, but I'll have my bf check the MAF sensor too smile

Re: I have an "Idle" problem too... [Re: DiabloGTS] #294443 Oct 9, 9:47am Oct 9, 9:47am
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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
clean your MAF sensor, that's usually the culprit of rough idle.

Also the idle control valve, inside the throttle body.



where is that? specifically..

Re: I have an "Idle" problem too... [Re: Virgilson] #294444 Oct 9, 11:59am Oct 9, 11:59am
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Originally Posted by Virgilson
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
clean your MAF sensor, that's usually the culprit of rough idle.

Also the idle control valve, inside the throttle body.



where is that? specifically..

And any pics? thumbsup thumbsup


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Re: I have an "Idle" problem too... [Re: Maka] #294445 Oct 9, 3:33pm Oct 9, 3:33pm
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yeah man, i have the AEM Intake, and i need to find the idle control valve. anyone can help here to check that out?

Re: I have an "Idle" problem too... [Re: xxmonkeyboixx] #450821 Oct 18, 6:48pm Oct 18, 6:48pm
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Mine does the same thing. You're not alone lol My car shakes like it's going to stall.

Re: my car idles btwn 0k and 1k rpm. [Re: Zero] #450836 Nov 1, 6:32am Nov 1, 6:32am
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Mine idles between 1000 to 2500 :\ no problems yet, been meaning to get that looked at though

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