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How to fix my traveling accelerator pedal is stuck on high - how do I fix it

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If it is physically OK and not stuck but the negine is running fast replace the TPS (throttle position sensor) sensor. It's usually right on top of the engine and easy to find. If not, tow it and have a mechanic fix it. It is too dangerous to drive like that.

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