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Idling too high, doesn't kick down at all

When I start the engine, it idles too high. Doesn't kick down at all when the car is warm. Fuel injected. Is there a screw I can turn? If so, where is it. I cannot find anyone who sells a manual on a 1990 toyota camry (6 cy)

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  • bettyboowho Mar 11, 2009

    thanks, I'll try it


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Buy American made vehicles my f150 has 160 00 mi with no tune up only oil fuel and air filter change . May not get 30 mi to a gallon but it makes it to the station with a normal idle.
My wires 03 camery isles high , ended up breaking a motor mount. Solution is a 4x4 jeep hemi or the semi hemi!!!!!!!!! Toyata motor mount was 170$ thought *** labor was cheeper ??????

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  • bun bun kkk Mar 29, 2012

    Wires should read WIFE


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Check for vacume line leaks first then intake manifold leaks

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