Issues with idle RPM & acceleration once brake is released


Asked by Apr 29, 2016 at 10:23 AM about the 1998 Chevrolet C/K 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Just purchased rebuilt 98 Silverado plus all decked out. I haven't had the truck for more than a week and already having a few issues. Noticed both on my way to work. 1. On my way to work this morning my RPMs at idle seemed very low between 500-700, but it also sounded like it was about to die. 2. I have to force my brake down somewhat, once released my truck will accelerate on its own on stop around 12 mpr. Any thoughts on what the issue could be.

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RPM's sound normal, actually 700 is getting to high. On your other issue, sounds like the brake booster is starting to go. Having to press hard on the brakes is a good indication. This may be messing with the rpms, I would look at this first. Also run some fuel injection cleaner threw a tank of gas.

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