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How do i fix ford xf sticky accelerator

I have a 86 ford xf carby today my car while driving started to rev really high so i pulled ova n turnd it out as it was reving very hard found that the cable on top had come off the top i put it back in n now sits out alot from were it connects to and car constantaly revs hard how do i fix

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I suspect there should be a spring to return the throttle lever to the idle position. Without the spring, the throttle plate will stay open and allow the engine to run at high rpm.

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