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Trying to figure out why when the rpm's get above 3000 rpm's

Customer Question

Trying to figure out why when the rpm's get above 3000 rpm's the engine revs up and down, think it might be a dirty fuel filter
JA: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?
Customer: mpg not good starts ok
JA: What is the model/year of your Kia?
Customer: 2001 kia rio
JA: Are you fixing your Rio yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: fixing it myself, the car was almost empty on fuel and it started acting up after I filled the tank
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: not that I can think of
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 3 months ago.

is the engine light on?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 3 months ago.

have you scanned for codes?