Q: My Volkswagen Golf GTI is idling above 1000 revs and engine stalls

asked by on

My Volkswagen gti is idling above 1k revs and engine is stalling, as I turn the ignition on it goes above 1k revs and keeps revving burning excess fuel

My car has 131000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

First you want to look for vacuum leaks. Any air that gets into the engine without going through proper channels can cause bad behavior like you describe. Look under the hood for broken or loose vacuum hoses or any large rubber parts that are in bad condition or seem to be fitting poorly. Ir you don’t find a problem there you may start to suspect the throttle body: a very common failure on the VW’s. Throttle bodies are expensive, so you would do well to have this diagnosed professionally. If you contact Your Mechanic, they can send a technician to your home or office to check out your VW and tell you what it’s going to take to fix it.

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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. My Volkswagen Golf GTI is idling above 1000 revs and engine stalls

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: Brake booster replacement for 2005 Volkswagen Phaeton.

Hi there. You will have to remove the master cylinder and all of the engine components that are in the way of the brake booster. Then the bolts on the inside of the cab will need to be removed to...

Q: Q: Water leaking from car

Hello. If you have a coolant leak from your car that you cannot easily see, then the system needs to be pressure tested. I would typically use a cooling system pressure tester to pressurize the system to see if the...

Q: I have a 2004 Honda Inspire. Since having this car, i never had any issues with it. Now it tends to idle at times, then the AC on

Hello, thank you for writing in. You may have several issues going on at once. With the mileage of the vehicle being just over 100,000 miles, you may want to consider several maintenance procedures and updates. When it comes to...

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...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
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.