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Inconsistent idling on 1997 Toyota Camry xle V6

Whenever I start my 1997 Toyota Camry xle V6, it idles at about 1700 rpm up until and even after it is warm.However the idling does not return to normal until I shut out the engine and re-start the engine again.
The Problem: Restarting the engine becomes a problem as the car would not start and idle until after several trials.I might be trying to re-start the car and getting it to idle for almost 10mins.Many a time when it starts, the engine would idle at less than 500rpm but would return to normal idling speed after driving some distance.

Please what could be the cause/problem and possible solution to this as it is frustrating especially if you have to wake up early and leave home for work to beat traffic.

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Change fuel filter, add a can of SEAFOAM to tank of PREMIUM this 1 time. you have EGS(ethanol gas syndrome), and sounds like its very bad in your car. The corn by-product in your fuel creates a goop and puts lots of water in every part of your systems. you egr valve and your engine valves are heavily carbonized right now and need help.<p>
Your injector spray is next to nothing. Your ECM controls the amount of fuel spray to your engine, and it the injectors are partially clogged, it tells the injectors to spray more to keep up;thus causing flooding.<p>
I know it's alot to take in; but trust me, it's not fatal.<p>
You may have to change your fuel filter again at 500 miles to get the last of it out, so if you do, you do.<p>
Add SF every 3-5000 miles after this, and it will keep everything clean,unclogged, and carbon clean. GOOD LUCK

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