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RPM = number of Revolutions Per Minute. Most commonly an acronym for engine crankshaft speed.

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Jeep Patriot RPM Gauge bounces / not right

I have a Jeep Patriot 2012 2.4L 4 wheel drive limited. While all other dash gauges work well with no issues, the RPM gauge will stick (not move after a certain position, around 1000 RPMS and then ...
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Car is taking longer to start as it warms up? (Vid included)

2007 Lexus ES350 with 132k miles. I recently started using it for uber eats this past Friday and I'm in NYC. The car starts up fine when cold. But I notice after a few stops and shutting the car off, ...
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What would cause RPM's to drop when pressing the gas pedal?

Bunch of issues on a 2018 Ford Focus SE, less than 50,000 miles still. Took it to the dealership then the oil low pressure light came on. Apparently, they replaced the oil pump, crankshaft, timing ...
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RPM high in fifth gear

I'm a newbie to driving and I'm in need of advice for my Peugeot 308. It's the 2009 five door hatch back - 1.4 petrol. Usually the RPM's of the car are between 1500 - 2200, but when i shift to fifth ...
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After starting 2008 Suburu Tribeca, revs drop when idling after tapping on accelerator

After starting a 2008 Suburu Tribeca (automatic), the engine idles at around 1600rpm. Even if I leave it for a few minutes, the revs don't change. But, if I even slightly tap the accelerator, the revs ...
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Does always driving in a low RPM harm the engine?

I am not a very sporty driver because high speeds frighten me. My car is a 2013 BMW F30 with N13 engine. I always drive slowly whether i am in a city or on a highway. I never ever go past 90 kph (56 ...
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Is it harmful to drive downhill in low-gear with high RPM? [duplicate]

I went to a mountain range the other day with my Seat Toledo from 2001. Going downhill, with 12% inclination, I downshifted to 2nd gear to avoid braking all the way. The car still picks up speed, ...
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Camaro 2015 manual - RPM is low - no check engine light

I have a 2015 Camaro manual when I'm driving on the freeway reaching 4th and 5th and 6th gear, my RPM bounces and doesn't go past 3, and if I accelerate it bounces and stays stuck on 3, and my ...
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Possible clutch disengagement problem causing lingering reving when clutch pedal pressed on Renault Master diesel 2006

Can I ask a question about my clutch on my diesel Renault van? My clutch stopped working; A garage fitted a new clutch kit (including master cylinder); now, when I push the clutch pedal down, the ...
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2001 Avalon requires a lot of power to move

From a stop, I have to press the gas pedal down and the RPMs to about 2500 in order for the car to move. The engine light has gone on, but now it's off and when I take it the mechanic, they can "...
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Why does rpm drop when you disengage clutch and let go off accelerator pedal after revving it?

The obvious answer to this question would be that you are no longer supplying fuel to cause combustion and the frictional losses slows down the rotating and reciprocating parts of engine causing ...
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CB400SF Hyper Vtec Spec 3 Sluggish performance @ 5000 rpm onwards

my 2005 CB400SF is experiencing sluggish performance at 5000rpm onwards. I deemed it sluggish because the sound is not as "smooth" as before. It behaves like how a rev limiter would. Vtec ...
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Max RPM while going down a hill [closed]

I drive a Dacia Sandero 2 Stepway with a 0.9 TCE gasoline engine. I live on a mountain side and every day, sometimes multiple times a day, I have to drive down a rather narrow, curvy and steep hill (...
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2019 Subaru Impreza

I have a ‘19 Subaru Impreza, sometimes my rpm will go up to 2000 and will not move when I accelerate or slow down. Example: I sped up to 75mph and slammed on my brakes at 50 mph and the rpm still did ...
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New Kia Stonic, vibrations and clutch noises

I have a new Kia Stonic 2020 1.0L T-GDi ISG , got it on July and 8500km on it It already had an issue with miscalibrated hill assist sensor (already fixed) so I wonder if it has other issues ... what ...
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Why did car just overheat and aftermath?

Hyundai coupe 2006. I tried to recharge a deeply dead battery by attaching jump wires from donor car directly to terminals of isolated battery(not in car). I kept the donor car constant at 4000rpm for ...
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Is it normal that the RPM jumps to 800 from 600 when I switch on the AC in my Toyota yaris automatic 2015

I own a Toyota yaris 2015 AUTOMATIC. normal RPM is 600 but when I turn the AC on the rpm jumps to 800.is it normal, is there any issue
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RPM running to high and don't kick down on 2005 trailblazer

My 2005 trailblazer automatic ! had a almost new engine put in April. Ran perfect. It started pour oil and my rpm would not kick down without me letting off gas. Both started at the same time ! Oil ...
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Is the AC compressor drawing a large load to the engine causing it to idle poorly?

This is for an 04 Honda Accord 2.4L that's been acting strange. When the car is running and AC is off, car runs fine while driving but when I come to a stop, the engine sort of shudders and RPMS ...
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Unsteady RPM when ac is on

Hi guys I have a 2019 Lexus GX460 with a mileage around 8000. Recently I noticed that whenever I turn the ac on in idle, the rpm went up and down every few seconds with loud noises from the engine bay,...
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Rough RPM idle transition when AC is ON

I have Kia Picanto 2017. I noticed that when I'm driving and depress the clutch (say would switch to neutral to stop for a red light), normally the RPM should go down to the "normal" idle level but ...
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Why do some motorbikes need consistent throttle/acceleration/raise to keep the engine alive even if i have pressed full clutch?

I am used to riding Pulsar 150, when I press full clutch in that, the engine is still alive without the need of throttle/acceleration/raise to keep the minimum rpm. But I was riding a TVS Apache RTR ...
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Toyota Tacoma running high rpm

I have a 2003 Toyota Tacoma 4wd with manual transmission. It is running at 4000 rpms at 70 mph. What would cause this?
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RPM AND TORQUE IN INTERNAL COMBSUTION ENGINES

IN internal combustion engines, when the explosion in the chamber occur producing power this power appears as an increase in torque and RPM, what confuses me is that how I could raise the RPM while ...
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Hyundai i20 1.4 glide 2012 model

Evening guys, my car has a very serious problem, it consumes too much fuel and i have noticed that my rev counter is very high when driving, if am driving 100km\h the rev counter would be at 4100rpm, ...
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Car idles low when cold but increases when it warms up

Toyota Camry car 2001; Idle at start up is low when engine is very cold and gradually becomes "Normal" as engine gets hotter? I thought it was suppose to have higher RPM's when engine is cold and ...
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Does the flywheel really complete 33 revolutions per second when the engine is set to 2,000 RPM?

My car's RPM meter says x1,000 for each notch, therefore when set to 2 this implies 2,000 RPM. I can't visualise an engine's flywheel turning 33 times per second when the car is set to 2,000 RPM - it ...
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RPM Sometimes Jumps

I have noticed an issue today when driving and was hoping someone might have some ideas. Car is a 2008 PEUGEOT 207. I have noticed that sometimes when I floor the accelerator at 4th and 5th gear, the ...
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Why does the RPM (revolutions per minute) fall drastically when I use the windshield washer?

I have a Ford Fiesta 2013 model and when I use the windshield washer the RPM falls drastically, it's almost like the car is braking by itself. Does anyone know what might be causing it?
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Engine splutters and dies when I rev it at low RPM, but at high RPM it revs fine

My Datsun 240k runs very rough at low RPM, and if I push the accelerator to the floor quickly, the engine splutters and dies. If I slowly rev the engine to about 3200 RPM, and then floor it, it revs ...
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Aerox 155 max rpm dropped to 7000 rpm [duplicate]

Good day everyone, need help with my aerox 155 issue after installing an after market pulley and driveface. Including iridium spark plug. My aerox 155 cannot go beyond 7000 rpm at full throttle. As a ...
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Aerox 155 7k rpm max issue

Good day my Aerox 155 dropped max rpm to 7000 the time I changed my pulley set (rs8 2 angle pulley and drive face). Using my stock pulley the rpm max limit was 8000. I'm using the same fly ball ( dr ...
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High Rpms and loud reving sound

I have a 2008 mercury sable. Its an automatic. I was in stop and go traffic this morning on the highway and I went to accelerate and the Rpm shot up as high at they could go and stayed there and the ...
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Benelli 600i - Hanging Revs when decelerating and idle surge but fixes after restarting the motorcyle

Having this strange issue lately where the RPM hangs when closing the throttle or drops slowly. The idle also surges to around 2k rpm. As weird as it sounds the problem seems to go away when I restart ...
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Hyundai accent rpm 600- 800 at red light

When i start my car my rpm fluctuate 600 to 800 Looks like it will turned off but not Engine is shaking
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Increasing engine rpm when AC on

I have Maruti Alto LXI 2004 model.Now it has driven 96000 km. When I drive on traffic with AC,the engine rpm increase as unusually. And also engine power is go down.... what can I do for that??
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Vauxhall Astra rev/rpm go high when I put my accelerator down after changing gears

I have a 2006 Vauxhall Astra SRI 1.8. Recently I have been experiencing an issue where after I change gear and put gas down, the car revs and seems like little/no power is actually going to the wheels....
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Highly steeped-hill with heavy car with manual transmission [closed]

So, there's this really steeped hill to access my grandfather's house. Accessing it downhill is not difficult by using first gear. However, climbing it is the difficult thing. What to do when you are ...
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Is 4000 RPM a normal rpm for a diesel school bus at 55 mph?

I have a Thomas 1991 school bus (36K gvwr) with a CAT 3116 engine and an Allison MT 643 transmission. I purchased it quite recently and when driving it on the highway, the engine RPMs are at 4000 ...
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Why does the RPM fluctuate when a vehicle is started for the first time in a day?

I've observed this in my car, and in the motorcycle (carburetor) that I had previously. When I start the car in the morning for work, the engine RPM starts off a bit high than the normal (+0.3 - 0.5 ...
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BMW 328i 2009 - RPMs Jump when it’s on reverse

My RPMs jump when it’s in reverse. Is this normal? But it stops after a while. I’m just curious.
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What constitutes gentle RPMs in the winter?

I drive a 2013 Fit, manual transmission. I shift by sound. When accelerating, I shift up when RPMs reach 3000. When decelerating, I have developed the habit of blipping the accelerator pedal to get ...
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Why my car RPM goes up while Parked

Please help. I drive a Toyota Spacio 2002 but after driving for a while when I change from drive to P (Park) the RPM needle moves up slightly and there is some noticeable change in the sound of my ...
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RPM drops to 1200 while driving

While driving 2004 Chevy HD the RPM without any warning drops to 1200. There has never been a backfire or rough idling,accelerates fine,shifts fine? I have to pull over and restart the engine several ...
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I20 rpm down to 600?

Hyundai i20 rpm down to 600 from normal rpm 800 or 850 rpm when idle. I have cleaned throttle body but still same low rpm. Please help it's emergency.
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Engine speed, vibration and rpm

I have few doubts with my motorcycle (Apache RTR 180 ABS version). When I ride on top gear I have noticed the engine vibration is reduced much when at 84-86 Km speed (RPM around 6400). I feel ...
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Engine not rev over 3500 after new ECU installed same number

I have Honda civic vtec 1999 with D15 engine installed. ECU/PCM reporting error and mechanic told me this computing having issue in IC I bought new ECU same number but after connecting, car engine ...
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Diesel truck at 40Mph huge "stall" and then kick

So I have an 01 Chevy Silverado and i have a little strip that i like to see how fast my truck can go 0-60. The problem is that when I'm accelerating, at around 40mph my truck "stalls"(like im pushing ...
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Random RPM boost

For the last week I've been having an issue with my RPM boosting highly for no reason. I drive a Peugeot 307 1.6 HDI S 90BHP. Whenever I shift from 2nd to 3rd and start gassing it up a bit moving up ...
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Aggressive car vibration at 1700-1800 rpm

So my girlfriend bought a used car, a Hyundai i20 2011. 1.4l 55kW diesel motor. She bought it with a guy who is a mechanic, so I was expecting the car to be OK. Once I got to try the car out, I was ...
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