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Q: High and fluctuating idle. Tried some re-learn programs with no success.

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High and fluctuating idle Tried. Some learn codes but did not work.

My car has 140000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi - the problem you describe could be a le...

Hi - the problem you describe could be a leak in the air intake system (loose hose or fitting), or a problem with the idle air control valve. Are any problem codes set (Check Engine Light on)? If so, these would be instructive in solving this problem. The "idle re-learn" process, essential when replacing throttle position sensors, will not be effective (as you note) when there is an air leak that is "uncontrolled".

I would recommend having an inspection to determine why the idle speed is high completed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, to diagnose the problem.

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