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Old 01-19-2010, 08:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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USA Turning on the heat goes with the RPM?

Yo fellas.. I don't have this issue with my other cars, so I don't know if this is normal for the corollas. Here's the thing: I turn on the heat, and the RPM goes up like 2-3 lines. If I turn it off, the RPM goes down a lil bit.

You'll notice it more precisely if the car is pretty warmed up, like to a 1 RPM. I don't see any differences when the car is on a cold start. One other thing, when the heat is turned on, every time I shift from P to R, the RPM moves up dramatically (about 4lines) then back down. The car even jerks a little bit. It also happens when I go into D.

I've never had any experience like this with the other cars I've driven before. This is my first Corolla, so it's all new to me.

So fellas, check your cars out and tell me. Thanks.
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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LOL....

I am going to be nice and just say...
It is normal.

Just remember your engine does more than just spin the wheels.
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Yes, it's normal & I've seen most cars do it!
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Mine does it every time on a cold start... but just like you are concerned, I was too. But do not worry about it, I usually let the car warm up for 30 sec, then I turn on the heat/air.
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Mine does it every time on a cold start... but just like you are concerned, I was too. But do not worry about it, I usually let the car warm up for 30 sec, then I turn on the heat/air.
FYI, if you need heat than the engine temp will warm up faster if you leave the heater off for a few minutes before turning on the heater on.
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Yeah its normal man don't worry about it.
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It should be normal, the rpms rises up also when the heat is on.
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Yo fellas.. I don't have this issue with my other cars, so I don't know if this is normal for the corollas. Here's the thing: I turn on the heat, and the RPM goes up like 2-3 lines. If I turn it off, the RPM goes down a lil bit.

You'll notice it more precisely if the car is pretty warmed up, like to a 1 RPM. I don't see any differences when the car is on a cold start. One other thing, when the heat is turned on, every time I shift from P to R, the RPM moves up dramatically (about 4lines) then back down. The car even jerks a little bit. It also happens when I go into D.

I've never had any experience like this with the other cars I've driven before. This is my first Corolla, so it's all new to me.

So fellas, check your cars out and tell me. Thanks.
The motor will react to any demanding load ; ac compressor (defrost), high loads on the alternator and gear changes to minimize the delays and keep all systems balanced. These rpm changes are regular and more frequent with automatic transmission since it is the motor managing the gear shifts.
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it is true that your rpm will go up 1rpm when u turn on the heater. just like everyone who replied they all they it is normal. i have to agree to that too.

what they never said which is not normal is when you shift your gears and you feel your car jerking. that is a brand new car and you should not feel any jerking motion when you shift gears. and i am assuming you have an automatic because you mentioned P, R and D. if i feel that jerking motion i would be concerned. there is definitely something wrong.

with my old cars once i start feeling that jerking motion when i shift gears, its either i sell the car or have it fixed right away. in the long run it is going to cost you more.
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what they never said which is not normal is when you shift your gears and you feel your car jerking. that is a brand new car and you should not feel any jerking motion when you shift gears. and i am assuming you have an automatic because you mentioned P, R and D. if i feel that jerking motion i would be concerned. there is definitely something wrong.

with my old cars once i start feeling that jerking motion when i shift gears, its either i sell the car or have it fixed right away. in the long run it is going to cost you more.
I don't have much experience with automatics but the few that I've owned have never had this issue. My Previa S/C is smooth as silk even at 15 years old & 120k plus miles.
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I think that the variation of the idle rpm of your car is normal.

From my observation with my 2010 Corolla CE:
The idle rpm when it is warm-up:
1) is about 650-750 rpm when the light is OFF and/ or the fan is ON with the ventilation at feet or at normal position;
2) is about 750-850 rpm when the light is switched ON and/ or the fan is ON with the ventilation at feet or at normal position;
3) will increase occasionally to 900-950 rpm when the ventilation is set at window defrost position; at the defrost position the compressor will cycle ON-OFF.

The gas consumption will worsen (by about 5%) if the ventilation is set at the defrost position. So only use the defrost if it is necessary.

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