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Old 07-14-2011, 06:46 PM
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Hey guys alright heres the deal my engine idles funny when in park and in drive. the rpms go up and down. I have cleaned my Mass air flow sensor and cleaned my IAC valve like no other (a lot of carb cleaner lol). Dont know what to do next. replace the IAC valve or what? Oh and when i unplug my iac valve the idling issue does go away. thanks
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Old 07-14-2011, 06:48 PM
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Replace the IAC, I killed mine when I cleaned it
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:00 PM
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alright ill try that. another question i know it has nothing to do with engines but i was thinking about a 2inch leveling kit. will it be able to fit 31s? and what is the best brand
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:01 PM
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You may, but I'm not too versed on that with the older trucks and springs
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:36 PM
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back to to the IAC valve is there anything else it could be? like TPS or something else ha
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:44 PM
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I would think its just the IAC. I did the same thing and worked on it for 2 days thinking it was the TPS when it was just the damn IAC
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Old 07-15-2011, 07:37 PM
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just changed the iac valve and it still did the same thing. so i put the old one in unpluged it, started my engine turned it off pluged it back in and now check engine light is on. wtf
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Wtf??!!
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Old 07-15-2011, 07:53 PM
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thats what i said
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Need to know what the code for the check engine light is.
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yeah im about to go borrow my neighbors code reader to find the code
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Old 07-17-2011, 07:49 PM
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did you check all of your vacuum hoses? i've never had a car idle with the IAC unplugged unless there was a vacuum leak.btw i've also been sold a bad iac before...long shot but still possible
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Old 08-10-2011, 01:42 PM
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hey just to let you guys know my engine light did go off. but my problem still persists with the ideling. heres the deal when im in drive and stoped at a light or what ever and can see my voltege meter go up and down with the the up and down idleing my lights also dim too. could it be a bad alternator or a bad tps???
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:17 PM
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I would check the alternator, it is possible it is reducing your RPMS when the throttle is not engaged. Do not, however, rule out the IAC.
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is there a way to check the alternator?
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