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

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.

by in Orange Park, FL on January 07, 2013
2 answers 6 comments
ANSWER by on January 07, 2013
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.
COMMENT by on January 07, 2013
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.
COMMENT by on January 07, 2013
Do you ever use the cruise control? And have you used it lately?
COMMENT by on January 07, 2013
no I dont use cruise, I also checked that to make sure I didnt turn it on by mistake..
COMMENT by on January 07, 2013
Reason - I have seen the cruise bind up the throttle linkage.
ANSWER by on January 07, 2013
could be a bad tps
COMMENT by on January 07, 2013
What is that??
COMMENT by on January 08, 2013
its a throttle position sensor have it scan tested for codes