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Old 01-20-2008, 01:15 PM   #1
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Default car idles at 1000 rpms. is this normal?

my 95 idles at 1000 rpms at start and maybe will drop down to 900 or even 800 rpms sometimes at the most ive seen since i owned the car the past year..

is this normal.. i mean she runs and drives very sweet especially with the new catco i just installed. any thoughts or ideas guys.? thanks
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Check it with a scantool and get back to us with the real number.
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I agree with willwren. The dashboard tachometer on my SLE reads about 400 rpm above the true value at idle. My scan tool shows the true value.
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Check it with a scantool and get back to us with the real number.
i still have not gotten my scan tool to work. i sent the home made cables back to slug as both cables would not work on my car or my friends car..

and autozone says there code scanner does not work on my year either.?
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oh,oh! Didn't get any cables.

Or did you send them recently? I'm still more than willing to check out your scanning equipment vs mine on my '94. No sweat.

You're always going to be at a disadvantage until you get your Actron CP9110 working (yeah, yeah, I know I've nagged you a lot on this )

Drop me a PM, ok?

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(edited -- was just reading about your wife in the hospital. Hope she'* doing ok. Spent a lot of time visiting a friend in the hospital with breathing problems, and I know it'* tough. They can do great things for stuff like that now and there'* even entire floors of certain hospitals devoted especially to respiratory problems. Keep learning and asking questions!)
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