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2006 Saab 9-5 Question: The car is in motion and the engine suddenly goes faster.

 

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golfbum1, Tacoma, WA, December 13, 2012, 07:03
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It doesn't happen at slow speeds just in 4th and 5th gear and when I take my foot off the accelerator it still continues and even goes faster.

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    csubak30 December 13, 2012, 07:22
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    Sounds like the throttle body is not backing off and getting stuck in position. Need to clean the throttle body and see if this alleviates the issue.

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    golfbum1, December 13, 2012, 07:56
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    Many thanks for your advice, I will try it.
    Cheers
    Ray

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    your.mechanic December 13, 2012, 09:14
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    possible sticking throttle cable.

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