unsteady rpm at idle

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Asked by Jul 10, 2008 at 02:47 AM about the 1995 Chevrolet Camaro Base Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i leave my place 4 work, n' as i start my engin, the rpm starts goin' up till 2, then down till 0.2 then up n' down n' up n' down...
one more thing, it wouldnt start easily... i have to try 3 or 4 times. sometimes even more, but then i give it a 5 min break, n' it starts at a BLINK.
anyone knows why ?

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yout throttle positon censor is going out change it and it will return back to regular idle

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might be tps, might be a vacuum leak, might be the crank sensor losing signal. Guessing can get expensive. Why not take it to a professional to have it diagnosed properly. Then, if you feel up to it you can repair your car right the first time.

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TPS sensor is doing its job since the vehicle is not stalling. Iif the TPS went out, it would not let the vehicle hold an idle at all!!!!!!! Idle/Air control valve is your problem. Very common problem. It's only symptom is that which you have explained.

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had the same problem.. it was faulty sparkplug wires.. make sure there all gettin spark.

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get your tpu looked at (throttle postion unit) thats the problem

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You could try cleaning your butterfly in your TB and see if tha twill work.

455

Actually the car would idle, It would use a MAP or MAF sensor 2 compensate for it.

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check ur ignition coil it may be faulty

your throttle position sensor is gone,and yes it will keep running.

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