Whys does my car have a high idle after coming to a stop?


Asked by HwnBoi Aug 22, 2007 at 04:38 AM about the 2000 Saturn S-Series 4 Dr SW2 Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

After driving the car for awhile the cars idle is high when you come to a stop at a stop sign or light but it doesn't happen all the time just sometimes. What is the problem and what can i do to fix it?

3 Answers


Hi HwnBoi, Again, I would check/replace the throttle position sensor and have your computer scanned for trouble codes. Check for black smoke from the exhaust that would indicate a lean fuel mixture. Good luck!

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sounds like a vacuum leak caused by heat making a split hose expand when at temperature. Try warming it up and then inspecting for split hoses/using the gas method locate leaks.

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