WHAT IS CAUSING MY 2000 CHEVY SILVERADO TO IDLE HIGH?

  • Tiny
  • Prisoner1
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado
  • 156,000 miles

The truck will be running just fine and without warning it will not idle down when I take my foot off the accelerator until I come to a complete stop. It will keep doing the same thing until I shut the engine off and restart the truck. I replaced the throttle position sensor without any change. It seems to do it after the truck is warmed up. I have not noticed the problem when the truck is cold. I could keep replacing parts until I go broke according to the troubleshooting book. Help!

Saturday, December 31st, 2011 AT 10:44 PM

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  • Tiny
  • merlin2021
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Check the throttle plate to see if its sticking.

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Saturday, December 31st, 2011 AT 11:38 PM
  • Tiny
  • merlin2021
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Check throttle plate for sticking open

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Saturday, December 31st, 2011 AT 11:39 PM
  • Tiny
  • Prisoner1
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I took the throttle body off and cleaned it 2 weeks ago. The plate is not sticking. Do you have another solution? Before you answer, I have also considered replacing the EGR valve, the idle control sensor, and a few other parts. Please tell me you can give me something I haven't thought of.

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Saturday, December 31st, 2011 AT 11:58 PM
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  • merlin2021
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Any codes? 02 sensors come online at warm up, how many miles on this truck?

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Sunday, January 1st, 2012 AT 4:59 AM
  • Tiny
  • Prisoner1
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156000 miles on the truck. No codes, no check engine light, just a high idle when I least expect it.

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Sunday, January 1st, 2012 AT 3:00 PM
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  • homer1967
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What size motor? What trans?With or without a/c?

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Sunday, January 1st, 2012 AT 5:20 PM
  • Tiny
  • Prisoner1
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6 cylinder 4.3, five speed, with a/c

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Sunday, January 1st, 2012 AT 10:49 PM
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  • homer1967
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I would suspect a faulty idle air control valve. Although there are t.S.B's for this vehicle to have the pcm re-flashed. But I would try a new i.A.C. Valve first.

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Monday, January 2nd, 2012 AT 1:56 AM

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