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Idle problem

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Weasel, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. Oct 1, 2007 at 8:26 AM
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    Weasel

    Weasel [OP] Member

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    Hopefully someone can point me in the right direction. The idle on my truck is really low after it warms up. It is now idleing around 500 rpm's. It drives normally, nothing else is wrong that I have noticed. No check engine light or anything. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Oct 1, 2007 at 1:38 PM
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    humanoid

    humanoid bite me

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    Might want to check the idle air control valve. On the 3.4L V6, it's right under the throttle body. Most likely it'll need to be cleaned out. Just grab a can of Gumout or something similar and use that on the IAC valve. Which reminds me that I need to do mine!
     
  3. Oct 1, 2007 at 1:50 PM
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    Weasel

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    It's 2.7L, is it still in the same location? Also my battery crapped out on me, and when the new one was put in was when this started.
     
  4. Oct 2, 2007 at 6:20 PM
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    sslongmuir

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    my 2.7 idles low but when i throw a scan tool on it it has nothing to do with it. i would kinda like to know too. its fine sometimes but mostly rough.
     
  5. Dec 9, 2007 at 3:08 PM
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    solo0033

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    when cleaning the throttle body...can i open and close the little plate in there and spray the cleaner behind the plate? thanks
     
  6. Dec 9, 2007 at 3:12 PM
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    humanoid

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    Yes, you can open up the valve and spray cleaner in there. You should also grab a used toothbrush to get to the little spaces in there to get it clean.
     
  7. Dec 9, 2007 at 3:21 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    I can say nothing more than humanoid, listen to his wisdom and experience.
     
  8. Dec 9, 2007 at 3:25 PM
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    2003greenbean

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    how much lower does it idle than mine
    [​IMG]
     
  9. Dec 9, 2007 at 3:48 PM
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    solo0033

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    cool thanks....one other question im looking at this pic (above) of #8 (permalink) [​IMG] vbrep_register("40554") [​IMG]
    [​IMG] 12-09-2007, 04:25 PM
    2003greenbean

    and his engine temp. is the same as mine ..that looks a lil hi as it is above half...i come from driving hondas where it is alot lower (below) = temp. gauge needle ...please advise. thanks
     
  10. Dec 9, 2007 at 3:50 PM
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    humanoid

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    That engine temp is normal.
     
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