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    High Idle on 2009 Rabbit 4 Door - 2.5 L - Auto

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    How high should my Rabbit idle when I start it from a cold start?
    Now it jumps up to 2500 - 3000 RPMs for a minute or two and feels like it is ready to crash through the garage wall. Is this normal?
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    That is the automatic choke doing it's job. It increases the idle when the engine is cold, decreases it after the engine heats up and burns fuel more efficiently.
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    1500.
    Thats the highest idle that i have ever had on my car. Other cars can have idle around 2500-3000. It might be normal. But you can always check with your dealer or nitro.
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    mine does the same thing

    no worries...its perfectly fine

    its the automatic choke

    it will go to abour 2,500 RPMs and drop to about 800 RPMs or so
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    Normal. I was freaked out by the same thing when I first bought the car, and when it jerked violently whenever I put it into Reverse or Drive. It's highly recommended that you wait 30-60 seconds; until it starts to idle down before changing the gear out of Park.
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    Ummm, I have NEVER had mine go up to 2500 or 3000 rpm on a cold start. 1500rpm should be normal, but that seems excessive. Wait for Nitro to chime in though, otherwise I'd take it to the dealer if it was me...
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    don't worry, mine does that same thing.
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    The revs tend to vary by outside temperature in my experience. During some winter mornings, when temperatures sometimes hovered 12F outside, the startup rev ended much sooner than usual. In the spring and summer times, the revs can be a little more aggressive and tend to stick around longer.
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