Idling at 7000 rpm
In addition to kangarooing problems my 1.8 (1999) has on several occasions spontaneously gone from idle at maximum revs without any pressure on the accelerator. This has happened on startup and when approaching junctions, travelling at less than 5mph, suddenly the engine is bouncing off the rev limiter and the car is trying to accelerate.
So far I have been lucky and just scared myself and pedestrians but this type of surging could get me into a poor situation. The only way to stop it is to turn the engine off and upon restarting, everything goes back to normal
Does anyone have any ideas on what this could be and how to fix it