Low Idle/Intermittent Engine Idle :(

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Main Forum' started by tonyBBQ, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. tonyBBQ

    tonyBBQ Junior Member

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    Hey everyone,

    I went to get an oil change today at a place that's about one notch above Jiffy Lube.

    I bought Mobil 1 5-30 and a Mobil 1 oil filter because I planned to change it myself as I have done in the past. However, I was too cheap to buy new car ramps (I moved and didn't bring my old ones) and I wasn't able to find a good curb close to my apartment to pull up on. (which has worked well before!)

    OK.

    So I get the oil changed and they show me the air filter and I decline a new one blah blah blah.

    When I eventually leave and drive down the road a ways I notice that the ICE turns off a lot faster than it used to while driving. However, sometimes at a complete stop it would keep running at a very low idle and it didn't show up on the display that the engine was still on.

    I also messed with the engine idle while in park. I would step on the gas to turn the ICE on and it would idle for about three seconds, idle at a lower rpm, then turn off. it just piddled out!

    It seems like there is a vacuum leak somewhere, but idk how in the heck they could have screwed something up this bad.

    Tomorrow morning I'm taking it to the dealer (reluctantly, because I am broke) to see if it trips a code.

    I'm supposed to drive four hours tomorrow for a family emergency and not sure if I will be able to because of this....

    Any tips?

    Thank you!

    Brandon
     
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  2. bisco

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    is the oil level ok?
     
  3. CooCooCaChoo

    CooCooCaChoo Active Member

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    It sounds almost like normal operation. Did they put the air filter back in after showing it to you?

    Even after owning my Gen 2 for over two years, I still notice new things that it does that is normal for a Prius.

    For instance. I used to remember being able to hear the ICE when it runs, even though it was barely audible. Today, when the ICE comes on and turns off, I can barely notice nor hear it and wonder if it has always been like that or I am just imagining being able to hear and feel it in the past.
     
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