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Hi, my Toyota Carina 1.6 engine 4A-FE idles very high when cold. It slowly rises to 2000rpm. However when warm idles properly. Any ideas?

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errr... that sounds pretty normal to me, besides being a tad high. My 4afe goes to about 1500, then drops to +-800 once warmed up.

Does it do this every cold morning, or does it vary?

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Quick fix, take out the EFI fuse (front engine bay) for 30 seconds. This will reset your ECU to default values. Should do the trick. If it runs fast again, i suspect the ICV (idle control valve) may be sticking. remove inlet plastic pipe from Air filter to Throttle body and spray a little WD40 in the throttle body. You'll notice a small hole just before the throttle butterfly flap. A squirt down there should lubricate the ICV. Have Fun.

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Quick fix, take out the EFI fuse (front engine bay) for 30 seconds. This will reset your ECU to default values. Should do the trick. If it runs fast again, i suspect the ICV (idle control valve) may be sticking. remove inlet plastic pipe from Air filter to Throttle body and spray a little WD40 in the throttle body. You'll notice a small hole just before the throttle butterfly flap. A squirt down there should lubricate the ICV. Have Fun.

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Hi, my Toyota Carina 1.6 engine 4A-FE idles very high when cold. It slowly rises to 2000rpm. However when warm idles properly. Any ideas?

Will try, thanks for your help!!!!

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Quick fix, take out the EFI fuse (front engine bay) for 30 seconds. This will reset your ECU to default values. Should do the trick. If it runs fast again, i suspect the ICV (idle control valve) may be sticking. remove inlet plastic pipe from Air filter to Throttle body and spray a little WD40 in the throttle body. You'll notice a small hole just before the throttle butterfly flap. A squirt down there should lubricate the ICV. Have Fun.

Beardie

been reading posts about high idle speed when engine warm - I have this problem on my 94 1.6 Carina. I took the throttle housing off yesterday to get a look at the idle control valve /sensor. How do you know if its sticking? How does it work correctly? Its a small cylinder shaped thing which sits into the sensor. It turns a bit from right to left.I squirted some WD40 down the small hole before butterfly flap.Put all back together again but no difference except that the idle was 'yo-yoing', going fast then slow then fast every few seconds??

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