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Old 08-14-2008, 10:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Why won't my vibe Idle?

2005 Pontiac Vibe Recent collision damage; Runs fine with throttle; but unfortunately it attempts to idle at 300 rpm and just will not stay running at that speed; any ideas?

No codes on ScanGauge II

Battery is currently very low; charging at 25 amps now

Fuel was super low; now 1/2 tank


Any and all Ideas very welcome; I'm flying out to the left coast tomorrow and would really like to have the car on the road before I leave.

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Old 08-14-2008, 11:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The batt is likely the culprit -- not enough juice to idle fully.

Have you driven it very far in an attempt to charge it? I would take it to a big-box auto parts store for a free charging system analysis (Auto Zone, Advance Auto, etc.)

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fixed now pinched pcv hose on back of head will post more later driving and posting makes for bad mpg
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I'd also check the IAC to see if its gummed up or something
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just got back from mall warts in the vibe no issues.
Basically all that happened was I pinched a pcv line under the engine cover during my hasty re asymbley.

Looks like I may make it to the monteray Italian meet this weekend :-)
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Good stuff! Glad to hear it was an inexpensive fix and not the batt or alternator...

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I just realized that in my haste I also forgot to thank everyone.

Thanks for the quick replies!

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