Q: Car won't maintain an idle.

asked by on

Car ran out of gas change fuel filter change battery in remote backfires intermittently when starts check fuel up to fuel rail anti-theft device maybe not working

My car has 189000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. Try turning on the ignition to the ’ON’ position 3 times with 30 seconds each time to see if the fuel system had air in the rail. This will help with the air in the system. When starting, hold the pedal on the floor, but just above the floor and crank the engine until the engine starts. For the idle not holding, either there is air in the fuel system or the idle air control valve is plugged up. If you need further assistance with your engine idle condition, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

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 won't maintain an idle.

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: Why does your service engine soon light come on

Hello, thank you for writing in. There are a large number of reasons why the check engine light would come on. To find out what the warning is trying to tell you, you need to have it scanned for diagnostic...

Q: Q: My injectors are not pulsing.

Have the power and control circuits for the injectors been tested? If the injectors do have power, but no ground control from the computer to turn them on there may be a fault in the circuit or the electronic control...

Q: Flex pipe leak

The flex pipe broke due to the motor mounts are bad and mounts should be repaired first and then an exhaust shop should be able to just replace the flex pipe for you.

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
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...