GM Truck Club
Founded in 2004 ~ We're the #1 Chevy Truck & SUV Forum.
Silverado & Sierra | Tahoe & Yukon | Suburban & Yukon XL | SUV & CROSSOVER
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1

    Default 95 Silverado idles slow (too SLOW) 600 rpms! help

    Hello, I am having diffuculty with my trucks idle. Its a 95 SIlverado, it only idles at about 600 rpms all the time. It does not stall like this but it concerns me. It has been chiped and I am currently only running 93 oct. It is also TBI. What could the problem be, I have troubleshooted and I am coming up with nothing. Could it be the throttle pos sensor or the idle pos sensor. I just cant understand what would cause this. Can I manually adjust the idle myself. Its not a vortec.

  2. #2


    Have you cleaned the throttlebody and IAC lately? I like to remove the throttlebody so I can clean the bottom and top with a soft toothbrush and throttlebody cleaner. Also take off the IAC valve that is mounted in the t/body side and clean the pintle with the cleaner. This pintle moves in and out to control the idle. It gets carboned/gummed up and can't move freeely in and out to control the idle.

    2005 Chevy Silverado Z71 Crew Cab
    6" Skyjacker lift w/Edlebrock dual front remote resoviour shocks, single rear remote. Rancho skid-plate.
    17" x 9" M/T Classic Lock Wheels, 35" BFG A/T or M/T tires
    4.10 PercisionGears w/factory locker, T/A Performance rear-end cover
    Banks CAI intake, ported throttlebody, JBA coated headers, over-sized Magnaflow cats, Magnaflow cat back exhaust, Diablo tuned
    B&M aluminum deep transmission pan
    Warn brush guard w/Warn 9.5 XP winch, PIAA bulbs, Line-X bedliner, AWS Black tool chest, Extang tonneau cover
    Weather Tech floor mats
    Cover-Craft seat covers
    Dash mat cover
    Formula One window tint
    One black Lab in rear seat.

  3. #3


    No I have not cleaned it latley. It is always at like 600 if ur in drive and its real annoying. It cold starts and idles right but once it gets to working temp it comes down to 600-650. It also has a prob above idle like at 800 rpm if ur going real slow it likes to surge. could this be a dirty TB. CAN I ADJUST IT?

  4. #4


    I would start with a good throttlebody cleaning. If you haven't done this in awhile its not going to hurt. Don't use carb cleaner!

  5. #5


    You shouldn't need to adjust it. As mentioned, give the TB a good cleaning with some TB cleaner and a toothbrush. Remove the IACV so you can clean the port thoroughly. Slow idles is not a common problem on these trucks, fast idle is....

    Is 600 in gear, foot on brake?
    When you hear hoofbeats, look for horses not zebras.

  6. #6


    yup, in gear with brake applied. I will try this. Also could the TPS have something to do with this, it has been surging. sometimes at stop signs it acts funny and drops rpms just a little and then catches itself and comes back to idle. only 1 time this happened and I got some trottle body cleaner and sprayed around the trottle plate and it never happened again. Also a few weeks ago I got a check engine light and the idle was normal so I shut the truck down and started it back and it went away and its back low again. Any more ideas??

  7. #7
    murdog94's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Cloquet, Minnesota, United States
    Blog Entries


    Check the Codes for the CEL. 600 in gear with the brake on is actually pretty close to normal since the tachs in those trucks werent most accurate anyway. when was the last time you did a full tune up? Plugs wires cap rotor all that jazz? and what do you mean it is chipped what kind etc? And no you cannot adjust the idle even if you wanted to the PCM controls the idle thru the IAC, and when all is normal the idle will be just fine.


    1997 Chevy S-10 Blazer 4X4 with 330K miles and counting (Hunting rig).

    2009 Saturn Aura XE (wifes car)

    2011 F-150 Crew 4X4

    "Hold it to the floor till you see God.... Then Brake!!!!"

  8. #8


    Get a fresh TB base gasket. Those are prone to failure - That might be causing surging.

  9. #9
    Caddiac's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Upstate South Carolina
    Blog Entries


    If the only trouble is the low idle don't sweat it, 650 is normal idle speed. The advice you have received so far is sound and should be considered as routine preventative maintenance regardless of whether or not you are having a problem.
    86 911 Porsche Carrera
    98 K1500 Suburban LT
    2012 Nissan Leaf

    ​General Motors.
    Because life is too short to drive a Ford

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 3
    Last: 04-14-2010, 12:23 PM
  2. Slow windows
    By TheChadders in forum Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)
    Replies: 5
    Last: 02-07-2009, 08:11 PM
  3. Slow Silverado
    By skoal bandit in forum General Chevy & GM Tech Questions
    Replies: 5
    Last: 11-15-2008, 02:24 PM
  4. slow brakes
    By Sandro in forum Chevy Suburban Forum (GMC Yukon XL)
    Replies: 13
    Last: 02-27-2008, 10:57 AM
  5. Slow day!
    By ChevyFan in forum The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat
    Replies: 0
    Last: 07-27-2005, 05:24 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts