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What should a cobalt idle at?

What should a cobalt idle at?

Now more often than not it idles around 1300rpm. Some times it will go back down to 800 after warming up but recently it will always sit around 1300.

Why is my cobalt sputtering?

Fuel injector nozzles can become clogged over time, which can lead to a sputtering engine, slow acceleration and the car not having enough power. Fuel injectors can be cleaned if the problem is caught early, but as the conditions worsens, the injectors may have to be replaced.

How do you reset the throttle position sensor on a Chevy Cobalt?

The easiest way to reset your throttle position sensor is to unhook the negative cable from your battery for up to five minutes or to remove the fuse for your engine control module.

Why does my engine idle rough and almost stall?

Causes of a rough idle. Many different problems could result in a rough idle for your car or truck, including: dirty fuel injectors, clogged air filters, bad spark plugs, and a variety of exhaust system issues.

Where should your RPM sit?

For a passenger car engine, idle speed is customarily between 600 and 1000 rpm. For medium and heavy duty trucks, it is approximately 600 rpm. For many single-cylinder motorcycle engines, idle speed is set between 1200 and 1500 rpm. Two-cylinder motorcycle engines are often set around 1000 rpm.

Can a bad fuel pump cause a rough idle?

What to Look For: A bad fuel pump can cause difficulty when starting the vehicle, a rough idle, and stalling. Clogged Fuel Filter – The fuel filter filters the contaminants from gasoline. Over time it can become clogged, which slows the flow of fuel. In turn, the engine doesn’t receive enough fuel.

What should my RPM be at idle?

In most of today’s cars, an idle speed of 600 to 1000 RPMs is average. If your car is idling rough, though, it won’t feel smooth. The RPMs will jump up and down, for example, or they’ll fall below 600 RPM (or whatever is typical for your vehicle).

When does a Chevy Cobalt go to idle?

When decelerating on the freeway to come to a virtual stop for traffic, when stopping at a stop light, when pulling out of the driveway, or at any point when the RPM’s fall quickly to idle speed I have an irratic idle. This morning it actually stalled when I was pulling up to a stop sign to pull out of my subdivision.

What kind of engine light does a cobalt have?

I have a 2006 Chevy Cobalt. The car idles very rough and the engine light is on. I have not gotten the computer scanned for codes yet. When i accelerate, my car runs great, just idle is bad and hesitates from a stop sign.

Why does my Chevy Cobalt stall at the stop sign?

This morning it actually stalled when I was pulling up to a stop sign to pull out of my subdivision. It did restart right away. When the Idle is rought the lights dim on the car, power steering becomes weak, and other problems you would expect when your idle drops and your car is about to stall.

What causes a Chevy Cobalt to run strong?

There is a ton of carbon build-up in these intake’s. only requires removing 4 bolts from the body and the air intake off of the top, and a $2 can of cleaner. Idle runs strong now,with no hesitation. of course i have 50 electrical issues to figure out, buying a ford next time around. 44 people found this helpful.