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Our metro ran fine for a month .then the idle went through the roof

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You probably have a vacuum leak. I would check the hose that goes to the PCV valve and make sure it is connected to the intake manifold and just replace the PCV valve as it may be stuck open. If you open the hood and listen carefully you may be able to hear where there's a leak when the engine is running.

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