Idling too high


Asked by Oct 27, 2013 at 01:54 PM about the 2000 Dodge Stratus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2000 Dodge Stratus had a bad distributor.  The dealer wanted to charge $1600 to
replace the part.  I went ahead and did it myself.  Once I got things back together, the
car started right up, however now the idle speed is way too high.  This was not a
problem before the distributor went out.  From what I read on the forums, the idle
speed is controlled by the control module and not adjustable.  Is this true?  If so, what
could be causing this issue?One thought is a vacuum problem.  The throttle body
gasket had a tear in it.  Perhaps this is causing the high idle.


2 Answers


I replaced the throttle body gasket. The idle is still high. The EGR tube has not been replaced, since I'm waiting on two replacement gaskets. Could an open EGR create a high idle? Everything else in properly in place. dgp


could be control module

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