How to get my car to idle a bit higher?


Asked by Jul 31, 2013 at 10:23 AM about the 2006 Ford Mustang GT Deluxe Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car idle under 1000 rpms at the light im
trying to keep it on 1000 how can it be done

6 Answers


The idle is set by your PCM and that is at 700rpm. Why do you need it so high? Is it misfiring? Check your plugs and coils.

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Im having trouble with the electrical system I have a new altenator and battery and my battery gauge go down when I stop in the lights


Is the alternator a new rebuilt one or brand new? I suspect it is the issue. Have a local auto parts store test it for you.


I did the alt is giving me 15v when I turn the lights on it drops to 11v


Is brand new and the battery I dont know what else to do


your vehicle should be drawing in somewhere between 12 and 14 volts with your headlights stereo,a/c,fog lights,ect.Make sure you have good ground wire connections especially if you have added anything aftermarket.Make sure when you ground that wire,that there is no paint,oil,grease,mud,dirt,rust,anything that will interfear with a good ground.Just make sure you have a clean bare metal too metalground.GOOD LUCK!!

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