2003 Pontiac Vibe High idle on startup, 1900rpms+ engine ch

Tiny
2003VIBE
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  • 2003 PONTIAC VIBE
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 97,000 MILES
Well, it's started up and idled high once or twice before, but I just shut it down, restarted it and it was fine. Today, it started up, idled at 1900(+/- 50) and the engine check light came on. Any ideas?
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Friday, March 20th, 2009 AT 10:13 PM

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Tiny
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Scan the computer for OBD2 code/s this will tell what triggered the light to come on. The computer has identified a problem within the engine management system.

Or you can try cleaning out the idle air control valve and see what happens.
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Saturday, March 21st, 2009 AT 4:03 AM
Tiny
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Sadly, i'm not a mechanic. I'm a guy with a messed up car, therefore, I do not have a diagnostic computer. Anything I can do without taking it to a shop and paying silly amount of money for them to do it?
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Saturday, March 21st, 2009 AT 11:05 AM
Tiny
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Check Autozone if they're still giving free scanning of the computer this is your starting point of diagnosis
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Saturday, March 21st, 2009 AT 8:38 PM

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