Q: Kia revving

asked by on

My Kia is revving at 7,000 RPMs.

Hello. If your Kia is idling at this rpm then the throttle plate may be sticking in one spot. It would be a good idea to start by cleaning out the throttle body. If that does not help then the throttle body may be bad or there may be an issue with the throttle position sensor. I would typically install a scan tool and see what the throttle and accelerator pedal sensors are reading to see if they are causing this. If those are fine then the issue may be in the computer itself. These symptoms are unusual, so I would have your revving issue diagnosed in order to ensure your safety on the road and to prevent damage.

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

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: RPM problem - 2009 Toyota Land Cruiser

You may be having clutch slippage that is causing the RPM to flare up until it grabs. I recommend having a mechanic road test the vehicle to diagnose the slipping and verify whether you are in need of a clutch...

Q: My car is shaking and turns off if i dont keep giving it gas its needs a tune up so what do i need to buy and can i do this myself

Hi Jay. Thanks for contacting us today. There are several possible reasons why your Olds Alero is having these problems. While routine maintenance and service are important, it might not resolve your symptoms. Whether you can do it yourself depends...

Q: Car is revving high constantly with loud noise and makes the engine sluggish

The most common cause of this revving is either a stuck throttle or the mass airflow (MAF) sensor. This fault should be addressed as soon as possible for normal operation as this revving can become dangerous if the vehicle is...

Related articles

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...
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.