Idle is super high after battery went dead

Tiny
STEVEHARRI
  • 1999 RENAULT CLIO
  • 85,000 MILES

I have a renault clio and my battery went dead, I bump started my car and now my car sits idle at 3000 rpm, what could be the problem?

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Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 AT 11:45 AM

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Tiny
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You could have stressed the timing chain/belt. This would affect the timing and cause the problem.
Here is a link to troubleshoot all high idle issues, as you may have shook something else loose and have a vacuum leak, so you can have all possibilities at hand.
I do believe the stress to the timing belt from bump starting it is the problem as it is hard on the timing belt.

Here is the link;

http://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-idles-too-high

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Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 AT 9:07 PM

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