HIGH IDLE ON STARTUP, 1900RPMS+ ENGINE CH

2003 Pontiac Vibe

Tiny

2003vibe

March, 20, 2009 AT 10:13 PM

Engine Mechanical problem
2003 Pontiac Vibe 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive 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?

3 Answers

Tiny

rasmataz

March, 21, 2009 AT 4:03 AM

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.

Tiny

2003vibe

March, 21, 2009 AT 11:05 AM

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?

Tiny

rasmataz

March, 21, 2009 AT 8:38 PM

Check Autozone if they're still giving free scanning of the computer this is your starting point of diagnosis

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