Q: Car sounds like it's revving in park

asked by on

My car has had electrical problems in the past where multiple warning lights go on and off. We replaced the alternator most recently. Now, when I start the car, the EPC and the traction control lights come on. The car does not sound good; it sounds like it's repetitively revving while staying in park.

This concern may have illuminated the Check Engine Light as well. When fault or warning lights do illuminate, there is generally some stored fault code to go along with it. Have an experienced technician, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect the vehicle and it’s operation. The technician can use a scanner to diagnose the illuminated warning lights, read the faults, and watch the vehicle data to find malfunctioning components.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Car sounds like it's revving in park

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Q: EPC light on

Hi there. The EPC light will come on when there is a malfunction with your engine being sensed. Your vehicle will automatically limit the amount of throttle usage to help prevent further damage to your engine. This feature is designed...

Q: Bad clutch in my truck

Hello! Thank you for writing in with this question. This generation of Tacoma has an adjustable clutch pedal assembly. As outlined in the Tacoma service manual, if the assembly is out-of-adjustment, it could cause slipping. A local mechanic (like those...

Q: Q: Car is loosing coolant

Your car is obviously loosing coolant. It could be a leak in a hose or water pump or something like that, or it could be going into the engine through a head gasket. either way you need to get it...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...