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Immediately after I start my '07 Corolla the idle speed is around at 1,400-1,600. This generally happens in the morning or after work. When that happens if I I let it idle for five minutes it goes down to about 700-800. I generally don't let the car idle for that long but I just tried it before. I should say that when I start it after it's been ridden recently (within a half hour) it runs at what I would consider the normal idle speed (700-800) within 10-20 seconds. For example, if I go up the road for coffee and papers on a Saturday morning it idles normally when I go back out to my car. Could anyone tell me if this initial high idle when I start the car in the morning is a potential problem?

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  • Inrico Sep 30, 2013

    yes im having the same problem but mine in neutral seems to roar loud when i put in in gear it comes down alot.

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This idle condition is normal for a cold start, the computer is controlling the idle for proper fuel burn. It is not necessary to wait five minutes for the idle to come down. Allow about one minute before putting into gear and driving.

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  • Mike Feb 28, 2012

    This is correct, The engine has an automatic choke mechanism which adjusts the air/fuel mixture and subsequent idle speed for a cold start,(making the engine rev a little higher) until it reaches normal operating temperature.

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