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Old 06-12-2011, 05:46 PM   #1
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Dizzy SL1 2002 High Idle w/ SES codes

My 2002 SL1 (Which I've owned since 2004, but has always been in the family) is revving high when I start the car and even worse when in reverse. It idles slightly high when in drive with brake down, but drives completely smoothly. I just had the plugs and wires replaced, as well as a new serpentine belt and air filter. I have 4 brand new tires and a new front end alignment. Also a new fuel filter and cleaned the EGR valve. The car drives the same. It is throwing out a few codes P0410 as well as a cylinder misfire (cylinder 4) which is why I cleaned the EGR valve and had the plugs and wires replaced. I have sunk a lot of money into these repairs and the car is still not functioning well. I'm taking it in to a new mechanic this week, but I'm looking for some ideas of what could be wrong. I don't want to waste anymore money on something that won't fix my problem. In addition to the high idle, there is a banging noise coming from the back of the car. It seems to me that the muffler is loose and moving around from all of the vibrations, but I don't know nearly enough about mufflers to say for sure. Also, I'm getting an odd creaking noise (like an unlubricated door hinge) when I turn, but only sometimes. It does not sound like a grinding noise to me, so I don't think it's the ball joints but I could be wrong.

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Default Re: SL1 2002 High Idle w/ SES codes

The robot putting the SOHC's together was drunk for just about all of '00-'02. As a result, the IM gasket has a fold in it that eventually creates a vacuum leak. Pretty sure it's around cyl 4 too.

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Old 06-12-2011, 09:37 PM   #3
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Default Re: SL1 2002 High Idle w/ SES codes

the previous post might lead you to test for a leaking intake manifold (intake leak elevates idle).

New gasket may cure.

Might have the mechanic perform a compression test ... to establish a baseline
of engine mechanical health.

Neither the muffler nor suspension are likely to effect idle.
It pays to be methodical , and document all changes effected while addressing issues. A good starting point involves having DiagnosticTroubleCodes read...

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