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How do I adjust the idle on a 2000 Pontiac Montana van?

Van is idling at too low a rpm and not high enough when in drive waiting for light to change.

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You cant adjust the idle ethere you have a problem with tps sensor or idle control valve let me know if check engine light is on ok ill help you

Posted on Nov 27, 2012

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    rdk856 Nov 28, 2012

    it is. I just found out that i need to have a test run to do get codes or something. all new to me, this code stuff.

  • VICTOR QUEZADA Nov 28, 2012

    no you dont have to run car if light is on go to auto zone they will check codes for you for free just dont let them sell you nothing get codes from them and tell me what they are ok

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    rdk856 Nov 29, 2012

    not sure if I got back to you or not, but I need to get the tags first and run it down there and have them check the codes. Might be a cpl more days. Thanks, Victor , tfor the help

  • VICTOR QUEZADA Nov 29, 2012

    ok let me know

  • rdk856
    rdk856 Nov 29, 2012

    Hey Victor, Thanks again. I borrowed a tester from a relative. Codes are PO135,PO341,PO405,PO742 AND P1133. Got enough of them??

  • VICTOR QUEZADA Nov 30, 2012

    ok p0135 means 02 sensor bank one sensor one heater circuit that one is a bad 02 sensor thats it replace it that sensor is on exust pipe on left side of engine by exust manifold ok now p0341that one means cam shaft position sensor circuit that one could be a bad contact at conector to sensor or a short on wireing or bad cam sensor first will try looking at wireing check conector clean reconect ok dont replace sensor for now ok now p0405 thats a egr position sensor problem best thing to do on that one is to replace egr position sensor not shore but that one comes with egr valve on top replece it that will take care of that code ok now p0742 this one is a major job two things short at tork converter selenoide or your tork converter is goin out that be removeing the transmission an to me its tork converter ok and now last one p1133 that one dont worry about it sets whem p0135 code is triger now your main consern was idleing very low to me thats being couse of egr valve problem its staing stuck open let me know what you decide to fix them will go from there ok

  • rdk856
    rdk856 Nov 30, 2012

    i was thinking to start @ egr first and going from there. thanks

  • VICTOR QUEZADA Nov 30, 2012

    ok go ahead and replace it if egr is the electronic one go ahead and replace hole thing plus i think they sell togheter pep boys is good part and cheaper please dont buy at auto zone there parts are bad ok then are next step be the 02 sensor ok


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