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I have a brand new 2008 Mercury Moutaineer with an intermittant throttle control problem Sometimes when I stop, the engine races while I have my foot on the brake. I have to press hard on the brake to stop the vehicle from moving forward. I put the transmission into park to be sure the vehicle does not move. I then tap the accelarator pedal and the engine returns to idle.

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    same problem, but tapping accellerator does not remedy... car has a mind of its own and returns to normal rpms after some minutes of driving

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This vehicle has electronic throttle control,NO cable.
Is this actually a driveline bump just before you stop? If so take it to the dealer and have them reprogram the PCM and TCM as per TSB 08-24-04

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If you can tap accelrator and idle lowers it is a problem with cable sticking

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