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When starting car engine will rev wide open.

Engine will rev wide open when started. I put foot of brake and shift into park and turn of ignition. At a stop light when engine reved wide open and would not stop until car was put in park and ignition turned off.

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Check the throttle return spring, possibly broken or has come off

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