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Old 08-18-2005, 02:51 PM
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Question Low idle on 91' 300e

I just replaced the cylinder head gasket on my car and distributor rotor and rotor adaptor. the car starts up great but there is a low idle, between 500 and 1000 rpm and makes the car vibrate when its that low. since my tranny went south i cant really remember normal idle. how do you raise the idle? or is it normal at start up?

thanks in advance

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Old 08-18-2005, 06:03 PM
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your vacuum lines and such.
88 300e
92 mr2
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Old 08-18-2005, 09:56 PM
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normal idle is 700ish warm outta gear.
600 in gear hot.
1200 cold start outta gear.

Normally a faulty idle control valve is indicated by such symptoms, you could try giving it a clean - or as said above, one of the vaccum hoses may have a leak.
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Old 08-23-2005, 07:06 PM
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kind of fixed it.

the hose going into my idle control valve was lose, 200,000mi and 14 years of ohio weather i guess. clamped it and it brought my cold start up idle to 1000. is there any thing else i am missing?

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