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Engine surging high rpms at stop signs/lights...

When I pull to a stop sign or light, I have to shift into neutral... the engine races to about 3000 rpm. The transmission shifts hard as the car slows and I have to press fairly hard on the brake to keep it from surging forward. It is almost like "choking" the engine when it is cold to let rev a bit to warm up, but the revving is WAY to high. It automatically drops back down to normal within sveral seconds, but I am afraid it might do damage to my tranny...sometimes I have to shift back into drive while it's still revving, and it slams into gear.

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  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    when engine idles normally everything works properly but sometimes it won't idle and the trans wont shift right. It makes very hard shifts in all gears. engine light will come on but after a little bit it will usually go out and engine will pick up rpms and it will idle again and trans shifts normally. does this when cold or hot

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The idle air control solenoid or a vacuum leak on backside of intake the hose that goes to pcv valve.they are both common problems on this car.check for vacuum leak firstthanks for your question....

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

  • Angela Jensen
    Angela Jensen Feb 20, 2014

    it doesn't. revv at stops usually its when your driving down the road

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