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Engine revving up

2003 Windstar...Recently the engine has had spurts where it revs up to 2000 rpm on its own when I am in park or with foot on brake. This is inconsistent, but I am worried that it will continue and possibly cause me to have an accident. Any ideas what the problem could be?

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Throttle position sensor going maybe

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