Idle problem

Tiny
KMB8693
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  • 1995 TOYOTA 4RUNNER
  • 3.0L
  • V6
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 183,000 MILES
When I start my truck up it wants to shut off instantly. When I am at a stop I have to hold the gas pedal and keep it idling at about 1,000 RPM or 1,500 RPM, I replaced the EGR valve thinking it was that. Any suggestions?
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Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 AT 4:55 PM

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Tiny
SCGRANTURISMO
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Hello,

This sounds like a problem with your vehicle's Idle Air Control Valve(IAC). I have included a link for you down below that will take you to a guide for it.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-an-idle-speed-control-motor-iac

I have also included vehicle specific information for you in the diagrams down below. Please go through these and get back to us with what you find out.

Thanks,
Alex
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Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 AT 5:31 PM
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi and thanks for using 2CarPros.

Most times this problem is related to only a few different things, a vacuum leak, plugged air filter, volume air flow sensor, or the throttle body needs cleaned.

First, here are a few links that discuss how to find a vacuum leak and clean a throttle body. Also, inspect the air filter to confirm there is nothing being blocked as well as confirm nothing is disconnected between the air box and the throttle body.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/throttle-actuator-service

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-an-engine-vacuum-gauge

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-a-car-air-filter

Now, confirm the air flow meter sensor is connected and there is no corrosion on the plug.

I attached a picture of the sensor and its location. Additionally, here are the directions for testing the sensor.

INSPECTION

On Vehicle

1. Disconnect the connector from the Volume Air Flow Meter.

Air Flow Meter Connector Terminal Identification

See picture 2
2. Using an ohmmeter measure the resistance between each terminal as shown:

Between terminals E1 and FC
measuring plate fully closed .................... infinity

Between terminals VC and E2
always .................... 200 - 400 ohms

Between terminals THA and E2
at -20 C (-4 F) .................... 10 - 20 k ohms
at 0 C (32 F) .................... 4 - 7 k ohms
at 20 C (68 F) .................... 2 - 3 k ohms
at 40 C (104 F) .................... 0.9 - 1.3 k ohms
at 60 C (104 F) .................... 0.4 - 0.7 k ohms

3. If not within specifications, replace Volume Air Flow Meter.

Off Vehicle

Air Flow Meter Connector Terminal Identification

Picture 2

1. Using an ohmmeter measure the resistance between each terminal as shown:

Between terminals E1 and FC
measuring plate fully closed .................... infinity
measuring plate other than closed .................... zero

Between terminals VC and E2
always .................... 200 - 400 ohms

Between terminals THA and E2
at -20 C (-4 F) .................... 10 - 20 k ohms
at 0 C (32 F) .................... 4 - 7 k ohms
at 20 C (68 F) .................... 2 - 3 k ohms
at 40 C (104 F) .................... 0.9 - 1.3 k ohms
at 60 C (104 F) .................... 0.4 - 0.7 k ohms

Between terminals VS and E2
measuring plate fully closed .................... 200 - 600 ohms
measuring plate fully open .................... 20 - 1200 ohms

2. If not within specifications, replace Volume Air Flow Meter.

NOTE: Resistance between terminals E2 and VS will change in a wave pattern as the measuring plate slowly opens.

Here are a few links you may find helpful when testing:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-test-light-circuit-tester

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-voltmeter

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-wiring

Let me know if this helps. Also, if you have other questions, let me know.

Take care,
Joe
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Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 AT 5:36 PM
Tiny
KMB8693
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  • 1995 TOYOTA 4RUNNER
  • 3.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
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So, I got an answer last time I asked about my idling issue. It wants to shut off immediately and when i'm at a stop, I have to keep it rev'd at 1000-1500 RPM. Well, I cleaned the throttle body and the bore and I was still having that issue. I was then told it was the TPS due to when I was driving it was chugging. Well, I replaced the TPS but the thing is when I put it on the throttle wants to stay open. I so not know how to set it to normal, i'm lost. I spent thirty minutes just to put those tiny screws back on. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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