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normal operating idle

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by RockyTacoma, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. Feb 22, 2010 at 10:21 PM
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    RockyTacoma

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    what is considered normal idle RPM? i have 02 TRD with 3.4L V6. right now truck idles to 1200 when cold than drops to 750, when warmed up.
     
  2. Feb 22, 2010 at 10:25 PM
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    1337Taco

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    Are you in Neutral? Do you have an Auto? If in park or drive that sounds about right.
     
  3. Feb 22, 2010 at 10:26 PM
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    usmcgoose

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    Idle range should be set anywhere from 600-800 rpm after warming up. 750 isn't bad. The idea is to not have it so low the engine is taxed to stay running which will cause damage.
     
  4. Feb 22, 2010 at 10:31 PM
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    thanks much.
    Its 5 spd, i start in neutral, let it warm for 4 to 5 min, than it takes about 4 min of driving for RPM to come down to 750.
     
  5. Feb 23, 2010 at 6:15 AM
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    STLharry

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    That sounds normal. Just like what mine does.
     
  6. Feb 23, 2010 at 6:40 AM
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    'Spec' idle speed is 700 rpms, + / - 50 (i.e., 650 - 750).
     
  7. Feb 23, 2010 at 9:11 AM
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    scocar

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    Yeah, I got a 2001 V6 a few months ago, I was was trippin' at the seemingly excessively high RPM on warmup (1500 right after I turn the key, foot off the gas, then settles to 1200), but what you describe is exactly as mine does.

    I could only find the idle spec for when it is warm (should be under the hood on the emisisons sticker), not a range during cold start. I leave my house every day tooling through the neighborhood in second gear with my foot off the gas until it warms up...
     
  8. Feb 23, 2010 at 9:34 AM
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    sounds normal to me
     
  9. Feb 23, 2010 at 11:04 AM
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    sounds like a happy taco to me:)
     
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