Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Engine revving when I pump the gas

asked by on

The engine in my car revs while I am pumping the gas.

A: There are a multiple list of components whi...

There are a multiple list of components which can cause your issue. Your vehicle is particularly known to have throttle body issues and engine vacuum leaks. A diagnostic needs to be performed with special tools to correctly determine the issue. A qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, can assist you in diagnosis and repair.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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: Engine blocked when turning it by hand

Hi there. On virtually all modern engines, compression tends to be the major reason why an engine won't rotate by hand. Especially if you've not removed the spark plugs. This is a common mistake, but the best thing to...

Q: Gas pedal sticking

I have seen this issue before. Your gas pedal is connected to the throttle plate via a cable. If the throttle plate becomes dirty, it will get stuck and harder to move. You will feel this in the gas pedal....

Q: Engine in auto theft mode/ remote is lost, so valet key won't turn on engine.

Hey there, unfortunately there is no way to reset the alarm without having a new key and having it cut and programmed to work on your car by a dealer scanner to program it for you. I recommend having 2...

Related articles

How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.