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    2008 Escalade Mildy Rough Idle

    My 2008 has a mildy rough idle at the current idle speed RPM of 550-600 RPM. I note that a small increase in idle speed of 50-100 RPM or so smooths the idle considerably. Is this an adjustment that the dealer can / will make? Any downside?

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    Re: 2008 Escalade Mildy Rough Idle

    Could be a series of things, has your throttle body been cleaned, what's the mileage on your vehicle....also something as simple as a clogged filter could cause the issue...I clean my TBs on all the trucks I ever owned once per year and I do see a difference in the idle...good luck

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    Re: 2008 Escalade Mildy Rough Idle

    Miles on truck?

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    Re: 2008 Escalade Mildy Rough Idle

    My first though is the throttle body (as stated by 2007caddie) or dirty injectors.

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    Re: 2008 Escalade Mildy Rough Idle

    Yep clean the t-body, dump a bottle of Techron, and then every 5k miles, run good gas, check air cleaner filter, all good things.

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    Re: 2008 Escalade Mildy Rough Idle

    Clean the MAF too.. They make a special cleaner for it and it's available at your local parts store. Very easy to do...

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    Re: 2008 Escalade Mildy Rough Idle

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    Clean the MAF too.. They make a special cleaner for it and it's available at your local parts store. Very easy to do...
    That's the one thing I still need to do. I have a can of the MAF cleaner on my shelf, just keep forgetting to do it. Cleaning the TB was the biggest fix for my idle "bump" and mileage. I had a pretty smooth idle, but about every 10 seconds or so, there'd be a little bump to it. I still get an occasional extremely subtle bump after cleaning, but I only notice it because I'm looking for it.

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    Re: 2008 Escalade Mildy Rough Idle

    The dealer will definitely be able to diagnose and/or repair this issue for you. If you would like me to make an appointment at you local dealer just let me know.
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    Re: 2008 Escalade Mildy Rough Idle

    Quote Originally Posted by 48Dodge View Post
    That's the one thing I still need to do. I have a can of the MAF cleaner on my shelf, just keep forgetting to do it. Cleaning the TB was the biggest fix for my idle "bump" and mileage. I had a pretty smooth idle, but about every 10 seconds or so, there'd be a little bump to it. I still get an occasional extremely subtle bump after cleaning, but I only notice it because I'm looking for it.
    Just cleaned the MAF last night. I've only driven the truck a few miles in town and haven't really paid attention to the idle other than when I put everything back together. It seems like it's running smoother now.

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    Re: 2008 Escalade Mildy Rough Idle

    Nothing the dealer does is going to fix this problem it is something serious about this engine. I have clean the throttle body, new air filter, clean MAF, run 93 octane and put
    techron in once a month, changed plugs and wires, been into the dealer countless times they say its normal because its such a big and powerful engine, cam shaft sensor was replaced did nothing. I even bought a diablo sport tuner to see if it would correct the timing and still has the same rough idle, feels like its going to stall. My family has 3
    escalades mine an 07 parents are 08 and 11.

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    Re: 2008 Escalade Mildy Rough Idle

    I had to chime in on this old thread. The behavior is normal. The lean idle mixture causes this. U can tune this out by enriching the idle air fuel ratio but why do that ur wasting more gas. I am a tuner. Trust its hurting nothing. That idle usually starts to feel rough around 16afr and up. There is something u can do to help it. Run ethanol free gas but good luck w that it's really not worth it

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    Re: 2008 Escalade Mildy Rough Idle

    This is NOT normal, I have had a dozen of these trucks and none idle rough with tuning, you may need to increase the idle rpm by 100 or so rpms because they are a little low stock, but it idles like my benz

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