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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-26-2003, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Angry Engine Idels Excessively,and Car Goes By It Self

I Have A 96 Ford Thunderbird 3.8l (NON SUPER COUPE MODEL) Recently I Was
>Driving And Felt What I Thought Was The Gas Pedal Move Beneath My Feet By
>Itself..when This Happend I Noticed My Car Was Hard To Stop,and When It
>Did Stop As Soon As I Let Off The Brake It Would Go With Out Me Touching
>The Peadle At All..i Stopped My Car Again Put It In Park And Noticed The
>Engine Was Idleing Way Beyond Its Usual Limit..and As You May Guess When I
>Put It Bck In To Drive I Felt A Jerk From The Tranny..as If I Had Put It
>In Drive With The Accelerater Mashed Down...NOT GOOD TO DO ON A REGULAR
>BASIS I KNOW....anyhows can Anyone Tell Me What May Be Causeing This
>Problem????? Please?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-26-2003, 11:36 PM
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Throttle Position Sensor, perhaps?

Also, does it have cruise control?

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-26-2003, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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yes i have cruise,and it works fine i just never use it...also where is the throttle position sensor located? and how can i chek it to see if its working?
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-27-2003, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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well guys i feel kinda stupid, yet im rather relieved..first off i never looked at the car before posting on this site..it was late when i got home that night and raining also as it was the next day so i didnt get the chance to look at her...but anyways all it was was the lil cover that goes over the throttle body had some how jarred loose and was holding the throttle down..lol...what luck huh? but i guess that explains the gas peadle moving huh?..well anyhows thank you guys so much for replying..if you ever need any help just ask..ill do my best...once again thanks...at least i finally joined this site,which ive been meaning to do for a while now..thanks guys
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Hey, I'm glad things worked out. That's weird how that happened ... I wouldn't have suggested that exactly. But, hey, cool!

Also, I'm just curious ... Which cover do you mean? Is there a plastic cover over the 96 TB? I have an 89, so there are definitely some differences.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-28-2003, 01:10 AM Thread Starter
 
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yea there is a squarish plastic cover on the 96 model it has two holes on each side that fit over some bolts that stick out of the throttle body to hold it in place,but one of the holes on one side of mine is broke,thats why it came loose..but no need to worry now i taped it down so now it wont come off..yea i guess yours didnt come with this or someone took it off..thanks for your reply though..if youd like to view the car check out the pic forum its the black t-bird...I think its listed under "my bird"..peace cya
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-03-2003, 01:26 AM
 
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i have had the same prob but mine was due to a throttle grommet that decided to eat itself. engine revved to like 3800+ and would not stopp for anything. oh well i was just glad it was a cheap part..
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