Q: RPM fluctuates and jerks

asked by on April 02, 2017

nissan qashqai tekna , engine 2.0 , auto gear (cvt) , year production 2014 . the story : getting the foot off the gas pedal while driving at about 100 km/h or more (about 2000 rpm) causes the rpm to rise up to about 3000 rpm or even more , the vehicle speed does not go up , only the rpm does . without interfering - the rpm stays at about 3000 for about half a min and then the vehicle starts decreases its speed. in case i decide to interfere - touching the gas pedal smoothly , and the rpm immediate decreases back to about 2000 have to say that i dont really know how cvt's gears use to act , but at a nissan authorized garage i got an answer that that's a normal behavior of that kind of gear . does it ?
My car has an automatic transmission.

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What you are describing sounds like a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and at idle. This valve is controlled by the vehicle’s computer and will adjust idle speed based upon other measurements such as engine temperature, intake air temperature and electrical system load or voltage. This is also an important function when starting the motor as it allows the motor to run and idle on it’s own once the motor fires. When you accelerate, the engine RPM increases, and as you let off the gas, the RPM slowly returns to the normal idling speed with the help of the idle air control valve making the transition from a higher RPM back down to idle speed while adjusting the air/fuel ratio constantly to allow this to happen smoothly. When the engine RPM drops below the normal range of about 800 RPM, this often times will cause the engine to stall indicating a dirty or faulty idle air control valve. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose and inspect your vehicle.

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