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sickcelica696 Feb 9, 12:23am - #394837 
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Stuck throttle cable maybe?

Lately in the cold I've had like 3 scary instances where I'll be driving and the car will just start gunning it full speed on its own, I have to slam the brakes also to the point of ABS to slow it down, if I take if out of gear it would blow up because it would easily bounce it off the rev limiter. Normally I wouldnt mind this but today it did it to me in the middle of traffic and I also plowed a guy at 45, I couldnt do anything to stop it but ride the brakes, I didn't try and unstick the pedal (if thats what it was) because it would rev it even higher. I turned the car off and it continued to do it,even after pumping the gas pedal with the engine off, as soon as I turned engine on again it revved. Could this be a stuck cable or a IAC problem? Any suggestions from Lucky or someone?
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gtspaul2zzge Feb 9, 6:29am - #394838 
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Have you checked the throttle cable? Where it connects to the throttle body.
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sickcelica696 Feb 9, 9:59pm - #394839 
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bump
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BReakinDrifTs Feb 10, 1:31am - #394840 
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Look to see if you got something stuck in the throttle body spineyes
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Sonshinden Feb 10, 3:50am - #394841 

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Yeah dude definately check the throttle body. That happend to me and it turned out the throttle was held open at the throttle body. I spent hours checking the cable but it only took me 15 sec to see the actual problem once I pulled off the Intake tube. thumbsup
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shoulin Feb 12, 9:55pm - #394842 

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"Normally I wouldnt mind this but today it did it to me in the middle of traffic and I also plowed a guy at 45, I couldnt do anything to stop it but ride the brakes,"



why didnt you turn the ignition off ? wtf
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sickcelica696 Feb 18, 10:00pm - #394843 
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Originally Posted by shoulin
"Normally I wouldnt mind this but today it did it to me in the middle of traffic and I also plowed a guy at 45, I couldnt do anything to stop it but ride the brakes,"



why didnt you turn the ignition off ? wtf


I meant *almost. And I did turn it off...it kept going
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Lucky_317 Feb 18, 10:08pm - #394844 

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hmmm would have to be something holding the throttle plate open. I'd say pull the throttle body off and see whats wrong.

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sickcelica696 Feb 18, 10:11pm - #394845 
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how easy is it to do that..i tried and failed. I saw what I thought was the idle air sensor under the throttle body,but it had weird 5-sided screws holding it on. Lucky help me out man!
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Lucky_317 Feb 18, 10:16pm - #394846 

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wtf. the IACV should have 3 phillips style screws holding it onto the TB.

also you'll want to look at the throttle plate not the IACV.

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Lucky_317 Feb 18, 10:16pm - #394847 

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oh yeah, the link in my sig has pics of how to remove the throttle body. there should also be one in the installs forum that I made.

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sickcelica696 Feb 18, 10:21pm - #394848 
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thx
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