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I cleaned my throttle body yesterday with engine off....i cranked car up and it has a high idle rpm what can i do to recalibrate the sensor or fly by wire

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Carry out a road test by full pressing accelerator pedal & complete release accelerator pedal = engine idling with A/C turned "ON" and headlamps & fog lamps turned "ON". After few cycles on the road the throttle sensor will be recalibrated itself !

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I think you need to go back to basics and double-check the work to ensure everything is as it should be. In the absence of mechanical faults and ignoring the possibility of electronic problems a high idle must be caused by too much air entering the engine, either because the idle air control valve is not closing properly or because the throttle butterfly is not closing fully.

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