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Stuck throttle cable maybe? #394837 Feb 8, 5:23pm Feb 8, 5:23pm
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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?

Re: Stuck throttle cable maybe? [Re: sickcelica696] #394838 Feb 8, 11:29pm Feb 8, 11:29pm
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Have you checked the throttle cable? Where it connects to the throttle body.

Re: Stuck throttle cable maybe? [Re: gtspaul2zzge] #394839 Feb 9, 2:59pm Feb 9, 2:59pm
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Re: Stuck throttle cable maybe? [Re: sickcelica696] #394840 Feb 9, 6:31pm Feb 9, 6:31pm
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Look to see if you got something stuck in the throttle body spineyes

Re: Stuck throttle cable maybe? [Re: BReakinDrifTs] #394841 Feb 9, 8:50pm Feb 9, 8:50pm
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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

Re: Stuck throttle cable maybe? [Re: sickcelica696] #394842 Feb 12, 2:55pm Feb 12, 2:55pm
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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

Re: Stuck throttle cable maybe? [Re: shoulin] #394843 Feb 18, 3:00pm Feb 18, 3:00pm
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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

Re: Stuck throttle cable maybe? [Re: sickcelica696] #394844 Feb 18, 3:08pm Feb 18, 3:08pm
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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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Re: Stuck throttle cable maybe? [Re: Lucky_317] #394845 Feb 18, 3:11pm Feb 18, 3:11pm
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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!

Re: Stuck throttle cable maybe? [Re: sickcelica696] #394846 Feb 18, 3:16pm Feb 18, 3:16pm
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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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Re: Stuck throttle cable maybe? [Re: Lucky_317] #394847 Feb 18, 3:16pm Feb 18, 3:16pm
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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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Re: Stuck throttle cable maybe? [Re: Lucky_317] #394848 Feb 18, 3:21pm Feb 18, 3:21pm
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