1996 Toyota Camry RPM gauge

Tiny
DANOHI50
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  • 1996 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 120,000 MILES
When I started the car I noticed that the rpm needle gauge was going up and down not like it used to. I pumb the gas pedal hoping it will clear something, but it didn't. So I turned the ignition off and pull the key and I noticed that the engine still running and the rpm is going up and down intermittent. I put the key back on the ignition and start the engine again, it did start but did not here the squeaking sound, you know when you start the engine not knowing it's already running, that sound. Anyhow, the same thing still happening rpm still up and down I tried to shift the gear to different positon but still the same. So I decided to disconnect the negative terminal of the battery so it will shut off. What do you think the cause of it and how to fix it/them? Thank you in advance.
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Thursday, September 16th, 2010 AT 1:13 AM

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Tiny
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Do you have a check engine light and when was your last tune-up

Could be vacuum leaks, curb idle speed to high causing it to run-on/dieseling and a defective ignition switch.
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Thursday, September 16th, 2010 AT 1:57 AM
Tiny
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First of all THANK YOU for your reply. No there were no engine light on the dashboard. My last tune-up was about a year ago. But I will take a look at your suggestions. Again, thanks.
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Friday, September 17th, 2010 AT 9:12 PM

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