Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Vero Beach, FL 32962
I just purchsed a 94 Camaro Z-28 about 5 months ago & this last week, I started having this problem. Sometimes when I start the car (Morning, Day, Or Night) the engine idles anywhere from 1100 - 2000 rpms. Sometimes it comes down to 1000rpms after a few seconds, and sometime it'll stay around 1500-2000 rpms for 15 minutes. I was told that the choke may be sticking. I don't know a whole lot about cars (just enough to get in trouble lol). But I do know some basics.
What do you think the problem may be and should I invest in a service manual or is it something simple?
Oh, I have another problem too (I know I got the shaft when I got this car, but it is so much fun to drive). The check gages light came on the other day, & when I looked down, I noticed the charging meter was reading low (About 12 volts) When I came to a stop the voltage came back up. I think there is a short somewhere, because it is not affected by engine speed (I sat at idle & revved the engine randomly). But when I accelerate or am driving normal, the voltage will sometimes drop back down to +/-12, but also sometimes when I stop, it'll come back up to +/-14v. (It does however happen mainly when the engine is hot. Any help will be appreciated. Thank You!!