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2005 Ford Taurus Question: why is my car driving like the gas is being pushed, I have to keep break pushed

 

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BeccaS, Orange Park, FL, January 07, 2013, 15:54
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My car is driving like the gas is being pushed, and I have to drive while holding the break, and it's hard to stop, when I put the car into park it revs high, as if the gas is being pushed.

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    gmc4me January 07, 2013, 16:05
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    Sometimes this is due to a vacuum leak, the throttle cable from the gas pedal could be haning up, or your floor mat may be holding down the gas pedal. Because I don't know your mechanical experience with cars check the floor mat first. Then check the throttle cable at the throttle body to be sure its allowing the throttle to close all the way. If that isn't the problem you probably have a vacuum leak. It may be best to have a shop look at this for you. There could be other problems causing this but I'm sorry that I stumped if what I listed is not the cause.

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    BeccaS, January 07, 2013, 16:20
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    Thanks, but yes my first thought was to check if something was holding the gas down. the pedal is loose, I took it into a shop and they said they think its a intake gasket leak, I hope that is what it is, I'm a bit cautious of trusting everything from a shop. Thank you, I thought it may have been the throttle cable as well.

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    pushrod, January 07, 2013, 16:52
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    Do you ever use the cruise control? And have you used it lately?

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    BeccaS, January 07, 2013, 17:02
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    no I dont use cruise, I also checked that to make sure I didnt turn it on by mistake..

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    pushrod, January 07, 2013, 17:19
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    Reason - I have seen the cruise bind up the throttle linkage.

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    goodguy January 07, 2013, 16:20
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    could be a bad tps

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    BeccaS, January 07, 2013, 17:03
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    What is that??

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    goodguy, January 08, 2013, 06:47
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    its a throttle position sensor have it scan tested for codes

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