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Please Help! It’s a mess

I have a 2007 Nissan Versa S.
Today, my brother in law replaced my spark plugs, coil packs and valve cover gasket. He is a great mechanic but he also loves his beer and other recreational green stuff. I love the man, he works hard so he deserves to do what he wants on the weekend. Well he was high intoxicated putting my car all back together. LoL Here’s the thing. She fires great, all cylinders firing but she WILL NOT idle. Revs up perfect. No jerking nothing. She just won’t idle at all. He’ll be busy all week working 12s so he won’t be available. Can y’all help me? Any clue what he forgot to do or hook back up??? I’m not afraid to get my hands dirty just don’t what what to look for. Say parts or whatever, I’ll google and YouTube it. Why won’t my car idle. Also, idk if this matters but it’s a standard. Thanks, Heather. 😊
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I would start with low-hanging fruit: looking for loose/disconnected electrical connections and vacuum hoses.
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We were watching him as he went. So I was paying attention and looking and even when he was ‘done’ I briefly looked it over. Didn’t see anything. Where is my idle air control valve? 🏼 (I’m sorry) LoL I’m ignorant on all this.
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If it idled before then the work done is the reason it won't now. Somewhere in that.
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I have a 2007 Nissan Versa S.
Today, my brother in law replaced my spark plugs, coil packs and valve cover gasket. He is a great mechanic but he also loves his beer and other recreational green stuff. I love the man, he works hard so he deserves to do what he wants on the weekend. Well he was high intoxicated putting my car all back together. LoL Hereís the thing. She fires great, all cylinders firing but she WILL NOT idle. Revs up perfect. No jerking nothing. She just wonít idle at all. Heíll be busy all week working 12s so he wonít be available. Can yíall help me? Any clue what he forgot to do or hook back up??? Iím not afraid to get my hands dirty just donít what what to look for. Say parts or whatever, Iíll google and YouTube it. Why wonít my car idle. Also, idk if this matters but itís a standard. Thanks, Heather. 😊
Give this a look and see if it helps................


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You can use propane while the vehicle is running to find the vacuum leak. If you have a propane torch (like the ones with the blue bottle), turn on the gas (don't light it....obviously), and move it around where he worked. When the idle changes you know you are in the near proximity of the leak.
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While that can work I'd be careful with it.You can accidentally build up a pocket of gas in the engine compartment now that they commonly use shielding beauty covers and then if you hit say a leaky plug wire or coil spark............well, one should see the problem there.
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Thank you guys so much for your help and suggestions. He forgot to hook up two hoses in the back and left of the intake area. All is good. LoL don’t let your mechanics get drunk 😂
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Same as having friends help you move: Never bring out the beer and pizza until all the furniture has been moved.
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