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Idle Speed Inspection

NOTE:
  • Before checking the idle speed, check these items:
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    The malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) has not been reported on, and there are no DTCs.
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    Ignition timing
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    Spark plugs
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    Air cleaner
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    PCV system
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    Headlight OFF
  1. Disconnect the evaporative emission (EVAP) canister purge valve connector.
  1. Connect the HDS to the data link connector (DLC) (A) located under the driver's side of the dashboard, or a tachometer (B) to the test tachometer connector (C).
  1. When using the HDS, make sure the HDS communicates with the ECM/PCM. If it doesn't, go to the DLC circuit troubleshooting.
  1. Start the engine. Hold the engine speed at 3,000 rpm (min −1 ) without load (A/T in P or N, M/T in neutral) until the radiator fan comes on, then let it idle.
  1. Check the idle speed without load conditions: headlights, blower fan, radiator fan, and air conditioner off.
    Idle speed should be:


    L12B1 engine

    M/T
    700±50 rpm (min −1 )


    L13Z1 engine

    M/T
    650±50 rpm (min −1 )
    A/T
    700±50 rpm (min −1 ) (in N or P)
    i-SHIFT
    650±50 rpm (min −1 )


    L15A7 engine

    M/T
    700±50 rpm (min −1 )
    A/T
    700±50 rpm (min −1 ) (in N or P)

  1. Let the engine idle for 1 minute with high electric load (A/C switch on, temperature set to max cool, blower fan on High, and headlights on high beam).
    Idle speed should be:

    M/T
    790±50 rpm (min −1 )
    A/T
    790±50 rpm (min −1 ) (in N or P)
    i-SHIFT
    790±50 rpm (min −1 )

    NOTE: If the idle speed is not within specification, do the ECM/PCM idle learn procedure. If the idle speed is still not within specification, go to symptom troubleshooting.
  1. Reconnect the EVAP canister purge valve connector.