View Full Version : idle not right this morning

12-16-2005, 10:16 AM
so its 40 degrees out (Real cold i know) and i turn on my car...the rpms goto a little below 1k, whereas it usually goes to 1.25k and then steadily drops..is something wrong with the warmup process or am i just supposed to warm it up by driving around.. i left my sunroof tilted..does that have any effect?

MY2001 1.8t

edit: did i bust my MAF? thats the only thing i can think of right now

12-16-2005, 11:00 AM
Originally posted by SeKKeY

edit: did i bust my MAF? thats the only thing i can think of right now

if it was your maf ....ur revs would be jumping ...and in most cases it would throw a CEL.

Audi A4 1.8T
12-16-2005, 11:03 AM
maybe time for new plugs..

12-16-2005, 11:03 AM
Hmm..hard to say but I will say this - after my MAF went bad, my idle at cold start up was 900rpm instead of 1200rpm.

So you could be looking at a dead MAF - youll know soon enough though lol.

12-16-2005, 11:04 AM
^and how will i know?

12-16-2005, 11:08 AM
Might get a lean code, hesitation at WOT, might go into limp mode, etc.

About the jumpy RPMs at idle - I didnt get that when DBW MAF died.

12-16-2005, 11:11 AM
just went out for a drive.
the steering wheel shakes a little at idle, but goes away after car is warmed up. the idle fluctuates a little around 750 rpm

12-16-2005, 11:22 AM
In the winter our cars don't idle at 1,200 rpm's anymore, it stays under 1000. There's nothing wrong with your car.

12-16-2005, 11:24 AM
thank you so much...you just made my day
if u were in CA id buy you lunch, but since youre not, THANKS

12-16-2005, 11:33 AM
hmm my car idle'd at about 900 this morning (it was 22 out) but then would shutter and drop 50-100 rpm seeminly randomly or when i turned something on, such as the radio or wipers...ideas?
this is about the 2nd day of it shuttering

12-16-2005, 11:37 AM
That happens all the time w/ my car. I have heard what BryanCKY3 said before about our cars not idling normal when it is cold out. I just disregard it because the car still runs fine.

12-16-2005, 11:38 AM
Originally posted by SeKKeY
i left my sunroof tilted..does that have any effect?

On second though, that's your whole problem right there [:p]