Engine idling on 2001 Avalon V6


#1

I have a 200l Avalon V6 and at cold starts I have trouble keeping the engine idling without pushing down the gas pedal. Once the engine as warmed up, the problems seems to go away, although the RPM is less than 1000. The engine runs good and has 124,000 miles. Any thoughts on the problem?


#2

The Idle Air Control motor and the Mass Air Flow Sensor are the first two things that I would check. A vacuum leak is another possibility.


#3

Thanks, I will check these out.


#4

is the check engine light on? i would think this type of idle problem would put it on.

if it is on, get the codes read and put them back on here.


#5

Cappy, the engine light does not come on