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2006 Ford Taurus Question: RPM levels

 

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Ms. Ford, 3.0L V6, Savannah, GA, April 15, 2009, 10:34
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I brought my 06 Ford Taurus three years ago and haven't had any problems with the car. I noticed that the RPM level is at 1000, which I was under the impression that it was suppose to be below that, can you tell me if this is an alert for me to keep my eyes open?

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    April 15, 2009, 14:11
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    The idle speed should be 650-750 RPM. Your idle air control valve (IACV) could be playing up. They can sometimes be cleaned.
    If your check engine light were on I would say have your car scanned as various emission faults can cause an increased idle speed.
    Kragen or Autozone stores offer free use of their scan tools.

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