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Rpm hunting Isuzu Trooper 3.5 Manual transmission Engine cold (first 15 min) ; RPM hunts +- 500 Will not idle, quits. Low RPM, slow acceleration= Flat spot. Max acceleration OK. Also; Set cruise=throttle hunts (jerks) 3-4 times then normal cruise.

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I have maxsma 2007 rpm is hunting btween 1 and .5 rpmduring driving i was thinking throter is need to be clean

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Check for a vaccuum leak this is where i would start if it rolled into my shop. possibly a PCV valve sticking or a hole in the hose, this hose should run from the valve cover, or crank case and then to the intake, or carb.

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What is causing the fast Idle and slowing down


well gee, there are 50 reasons.
did you scan the PCM yet, if not ,why not?
when the idle surges, that means.
NO RPM ranges stated, if super low rpm check EGR.

1: engine lean and ISC dead, or cant handle the huge engine power drop..The PCM can even make this worse!, buy hunting the ISC to find spec, idle and failing... to...
2: or any of 50 other things causing huge engine power drop and PCM can't maintain idle controls.
super lean burn.(bogging)
super rich burn, misfire for 50 reasons.

i cant hear your engine,nor feel it, or see it shake from gross misfiring.
no can i drive it and see/feel power loss,
can I?
asking net bunny's this (blind as bats)
is "OVER THE TOP" no?
so here , ill toss the dice for you
and guess gross misfiring.
ever get a tuneup this decade, if not bingo , no?

and the others...

http://jeepdied.com/Misfire101.html

link even has the 50 cause list, to show the futility of guessing!
we do 1 to 10 tests. and find it.
for sure.

as you can see EFI systems are complex.
gue$$ is not only expensive but can net you 2 problems easy.

Feb 05, 2016 | 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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I have a 1995 suzuki sidekick that is revving hi then low while in nuetral also when driving now it revvs up very high while sitting at a stoplight


at what RPM?,sure the 2wd has no tachometer,

Sidekick, with what engine? sure 5speed and 2wd,
but what engine.?
in 1995 they (last year this) 2 engines
the 8v and 16valve,
both, night and day different, EFI.
TBI and MPI injected, 8v is black top, 16v says 16 valves on top.
but both engines, will fail ISC controls like that if there are problems.(idle speed controls)
the surging (hunting) is one of 2 things.
  1. (too lean, or air leaks)
  2. or ISC lost control)
the ECU on the car will in fact hunt the ISC if it can not attain
800 RPM hot IDLE, that is its JOB, to do that, endlessly.
in fact 200 times a second.!
but is not working. (this control, its out of control for sure)
to find this can be easy or hard.? (luck and true causes)
depends on true cause.
I cant do both engines here, be like 10 pages.
The 8v engine races with all air leaks. and hunts. (races)
the 16v goes lean with all air leaks, (air density system is unique)
and goes slower, RPM and may hunt. no RPM stated so cant wax smarter...sorry.

so its a dirty ISC? cant close fully, ? clean it? first.
the 8v has air leaks. caused by vast reasons.
cracked hoses. leaking diaphragms, even the brake booster can leak. lots of leakage patch possible
or some one fiddled the idle air bleed screw making it fail.
try closing that valve (screw) turn it CW directly clock wise.

this page covers both systems.

http://www.fixkick.com/fresh-air/idle-air-supply.html


this ISC cleans just like the EGR that leaks.
egr leaking cause, low RPm and it too, can make the ISC go nuts.
so, but no RPM stated. so.....
eg: hunting from 1000 to 1500RPM
or hunting from 500 to 700 rpm?

i pinch all hoses first.
if RPM drops the hose is cracked or the other end is leaking air.
every 50k miles?

http://www.fixkick.com/sensors/cleaning-egr-isc/double-trouble1w.JPG

does RPM go below 800 RPM HOT engine?
yes ./no
this a is key factor.

Feb 28, 2015 | 1995 Suzuki Sidekick

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Whats oil pressure on 3.1 isuzu


4psi idle (bad) and revving to 3k does what, you didnt say.
what was idle RPM 800 or 400>?
the answer is different by hot and cold oil
and oil type, no type stated (do not say brands) 10w30?
running 0w are you>?
and is as low as 8psi hot. at idle ,that is if idle speed is at spec.
is it?
and 3000 rpm would be like 25psi hot, and more cold.
the max pressure will be the pump regulator value.

here is the sensor spec.

The sensor closes when the oil pressure drops to between 4-7 psi (28-48 kPa).

the oil type and bearings clearances (in total) dictate pressure.

3,1 CPC engine spec is.


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Jun 17, 2014 | 1994 Isuzu Trooper

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Idle up down


hunting or surging ilde. name the 2 RPMS, low and high , is it hot or cold engine this issue.? 400rpm or 1000 or 2000 all are diff.causes.
no year, stated. so cant help.
but ill answer in the generic,
1: the ECU (got a carb,? )
the ecu controls idle speed at all times.
if not , there is a problem (you)
A: air leaks in the induction will make motor race at some point the ECU/ISC loses control. and hunts. trying hard to correct it.
b: egr stuck open idle too low, iSC cant correct it,, bad EGR.
c: engine EFI running way too leak starving for fuel so it hunts for 2 reasons < ISC hunting, and lean does that.
lean is gross power loss and opening throttle bogs the engine.
so is double bad. ISC makes it worse,

all this breaks down to 2 reasons.
1: ISC bad. in some way (gummed up. or restricted inside)
2: bad fueling or air leaks. vacuum leaks.

try answers , the hot cold question and the 2 speeds, of the hunt.
lowest rpm and highest of the hunted range of RPM.

Nov 23, 2013 | Honda Civic Cars & Trucks

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I replaced the governor diaphragm in my 2h in my hj47 1984 ute and now the engine is hunting at idle between 650 and 860 rpm, it doesn't matter if it is cold or warm. Engine doesn't hunt at hi


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Oct 11, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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Hi I drive a 2006 corrolla with 70,000 miles. I noticed the idle slowly but surely gettin a litttle rough and lower. This only starts to happen after I have been driving for about 5 min. It usually happens...


It's been almost 2 years since you posted the question so it's likely you will not see my answer to your question.

First, do NOT make any adjustments to your throttle body idle setting. The screw most likely never budged since 2006 so you should not touch it since this is not the root cause. But yes it is wise to check all vacuum lines as "craig" suggested.

I have a 2007 Corolla CE, 1.8 liter VVT engine, 5 speed manual transmission which I bought new from the dealer. Currently has about 108k miles on it. After about 4 or 5 years in cool to cold weather it started doing the same thing. I researched it online then asked my local Advance Auto Parts person who confirmed my hunch. It is known as "idle hunting" when the engine is cold, in colder outside temperatures the idle rpm's will increase up to roughly 2000 rpm then drop to idle, then back to 2000 rpm, then repeats multiple times. Then after driving a short distance, stopping and running at idle, the idle speed may drop to 600 or 500 or as low as 400 rpm, running quite roughly but still keeps running. My Corolla normally idles smoothly and steadily at 800 rpm when warm or hot. The idle hunting or low idle rpm will typically correct itself when the engine warms up enough.

The problem: the intake manifold gasket has aged and shrunk a bit, allowing engine compartment air to get pulled directly past the gasket and into the cylinder head intake port. This causes an imbalance between the reduced air filter airflow sensed by the Mass AirFlow (MAF) sensor versus the actual air/fuel ratio versus the engine rpm versus the oxygen level in the exhaust stream. The gasket will shrink more as the temperature under the hood drops, allowing more air to flow past the gasket. The Engine Control Unit (ECU) is simply trying to do its job as programmed by increasing fuel delivery to compensate for the overall imbalance, then when rpm's get too high it will reduce fuel delivery.

The solution: purchase a new intake manifold gasket for roughly $10 to replace the stock gasket. Mine is a thin orange polymer gasket with round cross-section which seals around all 4 intake ports. You can search for instructional video of how to install it on YouTube.

I purchased one but did not install it yet. I am sure this will resolve the problem since all other suggested fixes I found on the internet did nothing but unnecessarily frustrate the owners.

Apr 03, 2011 | Toyota Corolla Cars & Trucks

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Engine hunts and wont idle properly


If the RPM's fluxuates at an idle at all times you have a bad spark plug or a bad spark plug wire

May 29, 2009 | 1990 Isuzu Trooper

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