Q: RPMs near zero

asked by on

The car starts, but it does not idle properly. The RPMs are really low, close to zero. And after a short time, the car turns off.

It seems like your car is experiencing a stalling issue. The engine will need to be checked for proper vacuum and idle control valve function as these are common faults for this type of problem. I recommend having a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come and perform tests to determine why your car is stalling and what repairs will be needed.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. RPMs near zero

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: Car making noises while driving

If your car is making a clunking or rumbling noise, I suspect that perhaps a wheel bearing or CV axle has failed. However, it would be hard to properly diagnose this issue without an in-person inspection. I would recommend having...

Q: None of the power windows work

There are two likely causes of this symptom: Either the driver front master window control switch has gone bad, or the control module for the windows has gone bad. The most likely would be the switch. The driver front door...

Q: Takes 3-7 tries before engine stays running

Hello. The symptoms you are experiencing, hard starting and an unstable idle speed, can be caused by a variety of issues. You mention that you replaced a few parts, namely ignition components, so they should be alright. The next things...

Related articles

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...
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...
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.