Idle Talk about Engines (Causes of Rough Engine Idling)Posted June 13, 2021 9:54 AM
When you slow down at stoplight, your vehicle's idle should be smooth as silk. But what happens when the engine is missing or idling roughly? That's your engine's way of telling you, "Hey, I've got something wrong with me and if you don't get someone to find out what it is, I may not start the next time you turn the key."
You can help your service facility if you can describe the problem in detail. Here's a list of things to make a note of:
Make sure you describe the problem in as much detail because it will help a technician diagnose the problem.
One of the first things they'll check is how the spark plugs are firing. Modern iridium plugs are supposed to last a long, long time. But they CAN eventually wear out. Inspecting the firing end can help the technician figure out the root of the problem. Corroded or worn out spark plug wires, too, can contribute to an idling irregularity.
There are other potential problem spots, too. The technician may check the ignition coil, timing piston rings, valves and cylinder walls.
If the mixture of air and fuel isn't correct, that may affect how smooth your vehicle is running. Your service facility is equipped with diagnostic equipment that helps them pinpoint the problem. Once that idle is smoothed out to the way it used to be, you'll be the smoothest operator on the road.
ArchiveAugust 2020 (16)
September 2020 (4)
October 2020 (4)
November 2020 (5)
December 2020 (4)
January 2021 (6)
February 2021 (4)
March 2021 (4)
April 2021 (4)
May 2021 (5)
June 2021 (4)
July 2021 (4)
CategoriesAir Conditioning (2)Alignment (1)Alternator (1)Automotive News (2)Battery (2)Brakes (3)Check Engine Light (1)Cooling System (3)Dashboard (1)Diagnostics (2)Exhaust (1)Fluids (4)Fuel Economy (1)Fuel System (7)Headlamps (1)Maintenance (7)Oil Change (1)Older Vehicles (1)Parts (1)Service Intervals (1)Service Standards (1)Steering (1)Suspension (1)Timing Belt (1)Tire Rotation and Balancing (1)Tires (1)Tires and Wheels (3)TPMS (1)What Customers Should Know (9)Windshield Wipers (2)
Maurice Suggars, 06/27/2021