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My 2006 Saleen S281 shot up to 5,000 rpm on the freeway while going 65 mph. And I had to floor the gas pedal for it to accelerate. Also recently for some reason when I start it up in the mornings it seems to temporarily accelerate and de-accelerate when i'm pulling away from where it is parked. Are these problems related somehow? And if so are they throttle linkage problems or transmission problems? It seems to be running fine now.

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It sounds as though you may have either a TPS (Throttle position sensor) or speed sensor going bad.

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  • larry breedlove Aug 06, 2009

    It sounds as though you may have either a TPS (Throttle position sensor) or speed sensor going bad.

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