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Q: Engine revving when I pump the gas

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

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.

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