Engine randomly races while stopped

Asked by Apr 02, 2011 at 11:18 PM about the 2000 Volvo S40

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car has randomly starting racing when at a complete stop.  The rpms ramp up to 2=3k and the temperature gauge goes into the red zone.  To stop it, I push hard on the brake.  Does anyone know what's going on?

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NEED TO REPLACE YOUR IDLE VALVE AND THERMOSTAT.... EASY TO REPLACE AND CHEAP

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Thermostat and housing

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