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It is normal for the engine rpm to go up to about 1200 to 1400 rpm when first started and then comes down gradually. This is for emissions during cold start and considered normal.
Often this is a result of dirt buildup in the air intake. Other times it can be a problem with a cracked intake tube. If the IAC motor`s vacuum port is leaking, this can be another cause of high engine idling. The leak could be sourced at the seal, or more often, in one of the attached hoses.
When a cars rpm goes up and the car is not picking up speed, this usually means that there is a problem inside the transmission. The valve body, shift solenoids, and or clutches of the transmission probably had gone bad or are worn out to the point they are causing a transmission shifting issue.
Slipping Transmission: If you step on the gas and the engine revs high but your car barely moves, your transmission might be slipping. A slipping transmission can produce an audible whining noise, and can feel as if the transmission suddenly changed gears at a time it shouldn`t have.
The engine`s oxygen sensor will detect the extra oxygen entering the engine via the vacuum leak which will alert the engine`s computer that the exhaust is running lean, which will prompt the computer to pump in additional fuel, resulting in an abnormally high idle.
Improperly functioning spark plugs cause an uneven burn of fuel in the engine, resulting in fluctuating RPMs and a louder noise. You might also experience increased vibrations of your vehicle while sitting idle or while traveling at low speeds.
Higher revs equals more power, which is particularly nice to have, especially in a sports car. A simple way to go about creating a high revving engine is making sure the bore is larger than the stroke. A wider bore also leads to improved airflow at high rpm – F1 and motorcycle engines make for the best examples.
RPM fluctuation is a common issue for cars with faulty spark plugs as they fire the fuel with the pistons. If they wear out, your acceleration slows, and jerking and misfire start occurring, which, in combination, causes poor fuel economy and vibrations.
Monitor RPMs when idle

If the needle is steady, this indicates your engine is running properly. If the needle drops by a few hundred or shoots above 1,000 RPM when the engine is warm, your engine may have a problem. You should have it checked by a professional.

Common causes of high RPM excursion at start-up are typically: large vacuum leak, throttle plate stuck open, cruise control stepper motor stuck in one position; faulty throttle position sensor, and/or faulty idle air control motor or solenoid.
Faulty idle control valve

If your car has high RPM while idling, it can be attributed to a problem with the idle control valve. This valve helps the car to maintain a specific RPM while idling. This idle control valve also has a fuse which if blown, will stop the valve from working altogether.

When you rev your engine, you place additional and unnecessary stress on your car and its engine. This is imperative when it`s cold outside—revving your engine before it has had time to warm up is especially damaging, as the engine`s oil hasn`t had sufficient time to circulate and properly lubricate your car.
Bad throttle position sensors can cause high idle without causing the Check Engine Light to illuminate.
If everything is working as it`s supposed to, the engine idle speed should always remain the primary constant. However, over a period of time some mechanical components that monitor or control the flow of fuel into the fuel injector will become damaged and may contribute to increasing or decreasing engine idle speed.
If the throttle sensor or TPS is broken, your car can start to accelerate on its own. As you can guess, it results in higher RPM. Other than that, you may also experience misfires or will have trouble turning the engine on.
RPM and power increase only up to a certain level for every speed level and gear combination. As you accelerate, the RPM and power will increase until a certain redline limit is reached – also called as Engine Redlining. Breaching this limit can cause severe damage to the moving parts of your engine.
When you rev your engine, you place additional and unnecessary stress on your car and its engine. This is imperative when it`s cold outside—revving your engine before it has had time to warm up is especially damaging, as the engine`s oil hasn`t had sufficient time to circulate and properly lubricate your car.
There is a sensor called a Cold Start sensor. The sensor is responsible for 2000 RPM during first start up. This is completely normal. When cars need fuel, and if it is cold, then that sensor will add more fuel to the car (to warm it up faster) and after it gets to sufficient heat, it shuts off.
In Modern age engine – there is no choke – but is pretty normal to witness high rpm – to let engine warm up a bit and rotate on Oil in its parts – so as to perform efficiently; This entire process can taken up from 10 secs to 30 secs and is best to wait till rpm settles down before driving car.

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Engin runs fine at idle but stalls out at high idle and wont rev up.
ANSWER : Hi 5flash… Get an assistant and a can of starter fluid. Remove the air cleaner and spray some starter fluid into the air intake. Start it up and spray the starter fluid as you move it to high idle, repeat until it works properly. Joe

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Engine runs but wont idle!
ANSWER : Set you carb adjustments at 1 1/4 and try that

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How do you adjust high, low, and throttle on echo 3400 chainsaw
ANSWER : Ok, this is an easy job, and a quick tune up. First start up your saw, rev it some so it warms up. Next, make sure your saw idles, if not just turn up the idle a bit first before this. With your saw idling on the ground, turn the L screw about 1 turn either side of where it is, and listen to obtain the fastest and smoothest idle, that takes care of the L screw. Now the H screw must be adjusted while the the saw is at full throttle, turn the H screw and listen for maximum and smoothest engine speed. I sugest this be done with the chain and bar removed from the saw. After you adjust the L and H, then adjust idle to suit.

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I have trouble starting a toro walk behind mower
ANSWER : All, I thought my carb was shot, so I replaced it. Still, start but no run (and had to use starting fluid). THEN!!! I noticed the spring to the “rev limiter” (just below and towards rear of carb) was not “tight”. The stupid bracket that holds the end of that spring had been bent down ~1/16″ and that caused all this heartache. CHECK YOUR REV LIMITER!!!

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Idle goes up and down and the shuts off eventually
ANSWER : It sounds like the engine might be running too lean. You need to get someone to adjust the idle and high speed screws correctly.

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ANSWER : All the pictures I have of this carb show two adjusting screws.

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18″poulan chain saw wont rev up
ANSWER : Carbs dirty need cleaning. try adding some stabil you can buy at auto zone with fresh fuel it may clean itself out w/o having to remove the carb.

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Engine revs high then low then stops
ANSWER : Check the governor lever. it prob sticking or gone.

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