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Can low oil cause an engine to race?

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    Can low oil cause an engine to race?

    My engine was racing today, idling way too high. I drove few a few blocks and brought it right home. It looked very low on oil, slightly low on coolant, and had a loose battery connection.
    I fixed those things and now it idles fine. The only bad thing was the low oil. Can that cause an engine to race (idle too high?)

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    id lean twards the battery connection not the oil level causing your problem . as far as the coolant level i dont think that would have any thing to do with the engine idle . your pcm was shorting out would be my guess

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    what the hell you lettin all that stuff get that bad for!? check that shit AT LEAST once a week!

    -cant see how low oil could make engine idle high. gotta be connection/bad sensor/ecm.

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    check the pcv line for a crack. They like to crack on the backside of that line where it goes into the manifold. Just catch up on maintenance in general like cleaning the MAF and things like that.

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