Why would the car be at 2RPM when idle?

Tiny
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  • 2001 CHEVROLET MALIBU
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Today I noticed that my car was at 2RPM when I was stopped. The engine was a lot louder and seemed to be exerting more energy than usual. Stopped, it sounded like I was going 80 on the hwy. What could be the problem?
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Saturday, July 28th, 2012 AT 1:09 PM

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Tiny
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Throttle plate could be stuck partially open, iac valve could be bad, vacuum leak.

Is the check engine light on?

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Saturday, July 28th, 2012 AT 1:25 PM
Tiny
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No the check engine is not on.
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Saturday, July 28th, 2012 AT 2:26 PM
Tiny
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Ok, check the tiems I have suggested

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Saturday, July 28th, 2012 AT 2:39 PM
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Ok, thanks!
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Saturday, July 28th, 2012 AT 2:52 PM
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Get back to us with your results
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Saturday, July 28th, 2012 AT 3:37 PM

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