Question about 2004 Toyota Matrix

Open Question

Car idles high when i have the clutch in

Hello My 2004 Toyota matrix xrs keeps idling high (2000-3000 rpms) when i press in the clutch ( i have to tap the gas to get the rpms to go back down to about 900-1000). I have changed out the Idle air control value and the mass air flow sensor as well as had it checked for vacuum leaks. I have checked most of the online hint boards for problems like mine but there really isn't much out there for this problem on my car and nothing saying if their vehicle is standards or not. Thanks for any help[ you can give.

Posted by on


6 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 314 Answers

SOURCE: Loping and high idle

You are really onto it! Either the TPS or the cable from the peddle. Do check the cable first. Frankster016

Posted on Oct 26, 2008

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: 1990 Toyota Celica GTS. Idle races too high

sound very much like a vacuum leak.... also maybe your timing is off? possibly advanced? try retarding it with the distributor if thats the case...

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

  • 36 Answers

SOURCE: 1993 toyota 4x4 idle problem

sounds like your throttle positioning sensor is not set right so i would undo the two phillips heads that hold it and turn it till the idle doesnt fluctuate should be turned most of the way to the front of the truck. Also check your idle screw that throttle body could be set different.

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

  • 98 Answers

SOURCE: idle up and down.. have changed 0-2 sensors and

sounds like the IAC (idle air control valve) or possibly a vaccum leak. As far as the cat. converter not ready, the vehicle must be driven a certain distance or go through a certain amount of drive cycles for all the systems to be monitered. Most of the time i just take the vehicle for a 50 mile drive on the freeway and that usually does it.

Posted on Nov 24, 2009

  • 5332 Answers

SOURCE: 2007 Toyota Matrix no longer accelerates. When I push the gas pedal it moves slightly faster than idle, RPMs don't go up either. Any ideas?

This could be any number of things. The key is they check engine light being on. Scan the computer for trouble codes. This will make the problem a lot clearer once you know what codes are present.

It could be anything from a pedal position sensor to a throttle body. both of which are fairly expensive. It could also be as simple as a blown fuse (which could be to be a more difficult problem if it continues to blow).

You have three options for getting the code(s)
1. Buy a code reader for about $50 and pull them yourself.
2. call your local parts store to see if they provide this service.
3. Have a check engine light diagnosis performed at your local garage or dealer (there is usually a fee for this).

Once you know the code(s) post them here and I'll be happy to help you further.

Thank you for using!

Posted on Feb 01, 2012

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Engine revs up down while in idle

If its been without the line for over a year, I Highly doubt it. Look into IAC valve. Most are installed with 2 screws, easy to adjust. Idle Air Control Valve. Look that up, for a start.

Apr 15, 2014 | Toyota Matrix Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Secondary air pump

Where is locate the secondary air pump (smog air pump) in a toyota matrix xrs 2004? If you have picture best. Thanks.

Apr 01, 2013 | 2005 Toyota Corolla XRS

1 Answer

The 1984 Toyota 4x4 pickup truck will not idle

On a 1984 Toyota I would look for a screw to set the low speed idle on the carburetor, if so equipped. Turn the screw until the RPMs are reasonable.

If you can maintain a smooth idle by adjusting the screw your home free.

If not, then there could be other problems with your vehicle's emission, ignition, comprression, or fuel.

Jul 07, 2010 | 1984 Toyota Pickup Deluxe

2 Answers

Rendezvous 04, the rpms stay idling high without pressing gas.


Sep 30, 2009 | 2004 Buick Rendezvous

2 Answers

RPMs are idling VERY high...

This is something you need to have looked at now,It could be so many things,from a vacuum leak to a bad sensor.But that is very unsafe to drive.

Please rate this solution

Jan 16, 2009 | 2002 Saturn L-Series

2 Answers

Car idles hi at start up and while driving it keeps using hi rpm's

hello it sounds like your throttle position sensor (tps) is out of range this controls your idle threw the computer what you have explained is a pattern to bad tps goodluck

Sep 18, 2008 | 1988 Honda Accord 4 Door

1 Answer

2003 toyota matrix xrs will not rev beyond 7000 rpm and ldles rough

Rough idle = tune up

There is a rev limiter on the Matrix set at 6500-7000 rpm

Jul 18, 2008 | 2005 Toyota Matrix

1 Answer

Idling to high

Hi jmach,

There is nothing wrong with your vehicle and no need to have anything repaired.... The high idle speed is controlled by the on board ECU...(the Electronic Control Unit).... When starting the vehicle from cold, the automatic enrichment of fuel increases the idle speed... Depending on the ambient air temperature.... the colder the weather, the longer the engine will take longer to return to normal idle speed. Thats how it's designed to operate.

Regards Johngee10

Jul 12, 2008 | 2004 Toyota Matrix

Not finding what you are looking for?
2004 Toyota Matrix Logo

Related Topics:

44 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toyota Experts


Level 3 Expert

77939 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22306 Answers

Jeffrey Turcotte
Jeffrey Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8832 Answers

Are you a Toyota Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides