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I need the model and engine size. P1294 in general is idle control valve or motor slow or no response. Inspect the wire harness and connector to the IAC motor. inspect the wire harness for short to ground. Replace IAC motor

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CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME WHAT THIS CODE MEANS P1294 FROM A SMOG CHECK ON A 1997 DODGE STRATUS


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P1294 WHAT ENGINE? target idle not reached, (means idle is wrong)
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means the ISC was changed by the PCM (commanded) and the ISC
failed to adjust idle to the correct speed.
clean the throttle bore.
clean the ISC.
or find intake leaks.

see chapter emissions here.
http://www.jeep4x4center.com/knowledge-base/index.htm?utm_source=cj#service


it means IDLE controls are out of control.
only that. and many things can cause that.
lean fuel mixture, gross misfire.
ISC unplugged?
a tech, checks all these things. the engine is running right
and when sure the engine is right, and holds closed loop at idle !!!
then and only then start testing the ISC.
we make sure it can move through its range.
and that the throttle plate is not blocked. for (any reasons)
and then make sure there are no vacuum leaks.
on MAP based systems, any air leak cases the engine to race
and if bad enough the ISC fails to work right. (for sure)
those are the hit lists. the tests are extensive.

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The code P1294 means that the computer is setting a target for the engine to idle at and the engine cannot do it therefore setting the DTC. Start by checking or replacing the spark plugs and wires. Try to use Autolite spark plugs. Also remove the idler motor from the throttle body and spray it out with carb cleaner. Also spray out the passages in the throttle body that the idle motor use. If that does not fix it you could have another problem like a bad idle motor or something relating to that circuit.

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What does the P1294 Manufacturer Specific Code mean in a failed Emissions OBD Test?


P1294 Target idle not reached this is the code in the chrysler list of codes for this number and reading it ,it must mean the idle isnt correct when engine is warm but i could be wrong here in my interpretation as our europeon test puts a probe up the exhaust and the idle doesnt come into the equation .So long as the gas output from the engine is below the specified limits on first run at 2500 rpm then idle is read but this is only for the CO and oxygen levels in the exhaust gas as the level of CO2 will depend on the size of the engine but must be below 2% on idle ,so a big monster american gas burner will still be below the 2% by volume on idle but rise with the increase in engine RPM .Complicated business and costly when the cat goes

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P1294 verbiage is simply "Target Idle Not Reached (+/-200 RPM)" which unfortunately is one of the DTC's that is least helpful. The most likely cause of this is a simple vacuum leak, very possible a leaking gasket at the base of the throttle body. What happens is unmetered air enters the engine confusing the PCM, forcing the IAC to chase the idle speed up and down. The first thing you should do is look under the hood and verify that all of the vacuum hoses are connected and in good shape, the brake booster isn't leaking and finally get a can of carb cleaner and go hunting for a leak. If you haven't done this before I recommend letting someone who is comfortable with the procedure do it for you or show you how.

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Target Idle Not Reached (Chrysler, Jeep)i am getting a dash display code of p1294. how do i find the problem? I did find a vacuum line broke and fixed but the error came back!


The code P1294 means that the computer is setting a target for the engine to idle at and the engine cannot do it therefore setting the DTC. Solution start by checking or replacing the sparkplugs. Also remove the idler motor from the throttle body and spray it out with carb cleaner. Also spray out the passages in the throttle body that the idle motor use. If that does not fix it you could have another problem like a bad idle motor or something relating to that circuit. Did you replace the TB or make an adjustment to the TPS?

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