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2001 Mercury Sable won't stop. The throttle sticks and the car keeps accelerating when trying to slow down. Had to put it in neutral and pump ER brake to park it.

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So why are you using the car in an unsafe condition?

Clean the throttle plate area

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SOURCE: My '01 Mustang V6 revs high when in neutral/when changing gears.

sounds more like the IAC, Idle air control valve.. they can be cleaned with carb and choke cleaner gently...

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I would think the idle speed control valve is defective.

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SOURCE: Slow acceleration from stop and when driving (trying to pass)

I have the same car. So far no problems with the Transmision. I had the Trans oil change out every 60 K Sure sounds like you need to get the Transmision checked. Is the fault light on. I have invested ina fault code reader sure is worth it. 
Good luck.  Vilmos

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Sounds like a vacuum line.

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

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SOURCE: rough idle

Mercury had a recall on 3.0 duratech motors in 2000 and 2001. If you get a fuel smell at startup then you might have a bad lower intake gasket, it could cause a miss if seal is cracked. Article No. 01-4-3 you can get it on AllData.

Also, check the PC rubber L piece that runs from the PVC valve to under the throttle control - it could be busted.

Make sure ignition wires are not cracked. If you haven't tuned it up in over 30-40K consider doing that.

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