idle speed on 2000 chevy cavalier

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Asked by Feb 03, 2014 at 04:51 PM about the 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

How do I set the idle speed on my 2000 chevy cav , when you start it, even if its warmed up, it idles between 2500 and 3000 rpm, then slowly drops to 1500 rpm, but doesn't go any lower than that, I have to press on the brakes hard to stop because its idling so high

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You can't. It's computer controlled. Sounds like the IAC (Idle Air Control) valve is bad or you have a vacuum leak. Is your check engine light or service engine soon light on? If so have your computer scanned. Advance and Autozone auto parts stores will do it for free. Post the trouble codes here and we can help further. HTH. -Jim

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if its determined that its the IAC, how do I replace it

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It bolts onto the throttle body and has one electrical connector. HTH. -Jim

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I've also had the fuel pressure regulator on the end of the fuel rail go bad pumping raw gas through a vac port in the intake that coupled with a sticky IAC valve will do it. To check the regulator pull the vac hose off the nipple and see if you have fuel coming out. If it's leaking you do NOT need to remove the fuel rail to change it as the book says but you WILL curse like a sailor doing it this way. And i went through 3 of them from Orilleys till i got a good one so always check the new installed one if it's leaking fuel from the inside.

My car has same symptoms with no check engine light at first then one day I started it up and the rims went to 2000 then the check engine light came on with code p0502 but my rpm gauge worked and the mph gauge worked then the battery died replaced it then the high idling stopped for threes days with no check engine light or trac off light or abs but I scanned it anyways got the code c1225 bad wheel sensor would my wheel sensor effect my rpms that bad or even at all?

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