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When i start the car, it sounds like someone is pressing the gas pedal and the rpm is going up to 6000

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There is a good chance it is the Throttle positioning sensor. Before changing it though I would check to make sure no cables are binding and that the throttle is operating properly. ie not stuck open or sticking, binding anywhere. you also might be able to get information on testing it from a Haynes manual or another type of service manual to give you the voltage values on the sensor.

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John, first make sure it is not floor mat or carpet holding gas peddle down causing throttle issue. If all looks good there, would suggest you check throttle cable for being seized, throttle body seized or return spring faulty/broke. You may want to contact a good Tech, have them diagnose and estimate repair. Check the attached links,instruction and guides, Good luck
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These symptoms point me in 2 directions.

The first would be the gas filter. I came across the same problem this week on a 1996 Corolla. It would hesitate and sputter while pressing the throttle. The cause was a clogged gas filter.

The second area I would check would be the catalytic converter. If it is partially blocked it could cause these symptoms.

If there was a vacuum leak large enough to cause a problem you would be able to hear a hissing or whistling noise from the engine at idle.

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