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Oak Grove, MO
The plastic tab holding the accelerator pedal against the metal bracket breaks. This happened on my '05 Aviator and left the accelerator pedal so it would only move about an inch. You will get no engine warning lights or transmission warning lights if this happens. It acts like it is in limp mode. You can repair this temporarily with speaker wire by tying the plastic tab to the metal bracket on both sides as tightly as possible and this will give you full pedal movement again. The throttle cable must be replaced for peace of mind. To get to the accelerator cable (it sits on top of the motor) simply remove the nuts holding the plastic cover on top of the engine. This only takes a minute to remove it and a couple minutes to move the plastic tab against the bracket and secure by wrapping wire around the plastic and metal to hold it in place.