Car revs high 93 probe 4 cyl 5spd

ford
probe

#1

So I just changed the head gasket and put back together. Took the car for a test drive and noticed right after the start up the rpms were high. Then dropped to normal idol. As soon as I hit the gas it revs up, but when I release there is a delay until the rpms drop. Took on drive and rpms did not drop between gears and when in n at stop sign the rpms stayed around 2k. What could be causing this?


#2

Well, it could be worse, you could have done all that work only to find that the car barely runs or doesn’t run at all.
I think the car needs a couple of trips to adjust to the repairs you have made. The car’s diagnostics weren’t designed just to improve emissions; they also keep the car running in adverse conditions. A higher rpm at idle prevents stalling.


#3

In doing the head gasket work it is possible a vacuum line has been hooked up improperly. Whoever did the head gasket job needs to recheck their work.