Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: High idol

asked by on

Hello I just had a oil change but my car is looking higher then usual.why is this.

My car has 128000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

More often than not, a high idle is caused by a damaged idle control valve or a vacuum leak somewhere on the engine. To diagnose this issue, have a professional mobile mechanic come to your home and complete an engine’s idle is high inspection.

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: Whenever I drive over a small bump on the road, the car gives me a small jump. If I replace the suspension will I get a smoother drive?

If your vehicle is having a popping noise or a bounce effect when driving over bumps, then there could be an issue with the suspension and the shock absorber. If the vehicle is clunking then there could be an issue...

Q: Honda Accord 1999 occasionally will not crank

I've seen this pattern on other Honda cars of that vintage and I'd say most likely you need a repair in your fuse panel. Like many electrical components, it's failing on a thermal curve. When it's warm under the hood,...

Q: Everything turns on, but when I turn my key, the car won't turn on

Hi there. There are a few things that instantly come to mind that could be causing your starting issues. If you can activate all of your accessories but nothing happens when you turn the key forward, the cause is most...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
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.