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My 1999 v6 camry is idling way to fast 1000rpm when hot

It is idling far to fast , when I select Drive there is a clunck from the gear box , what do I have to do to decrease the idle speed, to 700 + or - 500rpm

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  • ruddy57 Dec 12, 2008

    toyta Ed...Many thanks I will pass your info to the chat wgho will be doing the repair...

  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    I would look for vacuum leaks around the tube going to the intake manifold. Vacuum leaks = a high idle. Also, the throttle plate may be dirty, which may not allow the throttle plate to close completely, which will also hold the idle up. Remove the intake tube from the throttle body in front of the intake manifold, and inspect the throttle plate edge for carbon buildup. Then get back to me.

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I would start with checking the spark plug cables in some cases if there is a bad wire it can cause a irratic or high idle being a 96 it is probably fuel injected so i would check the throttle cable and throttle body it may need some cleaning or a sensor may be off such as the idle control valve.

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