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Car accelerates without pressing gas pedal

Car will accellerate up to 55 mph and stay like that even after turning car off and on. Also turning the cruise control on and off makes no difference.

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I had a similar problem with a K5 Blazer, where the gas pedal had a plastic pivot point in the linkage. After about 60K miles, the pivot developed a burr that locked the gas pedal open and kept the vehicle about 60 MPH. If I kicked the pedal to knock it off the burr, it would then slow down. Try it...

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