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Wife claims when she started car engine raced car began moving while in park turned off back on then ok

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I AM NOT SURE THAT IS POSSIBLE FOR A CAR TO MOVE IN PARK. IT DOES HAVE AN ELECTRONIC THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR, SO I WOULD RECOMMEND TO CLEAN THE THROTTLE PLATE WITH CARBURETOR CLEANER SPRAY, WITH ENGINE OFF. TRY TO SPRAY INTO THE IDLE AIR CONTROL MOTOR. ALSO ONE OTHER THING, IF A COMPUTERIZED ENGINE LOSES BATTERY VOLTAGE IT GOES INTO REBOOT MOOD AND WIERD THINGS WILL HAPPEN, SO HAVE YOUR BATTERY CHECKED.

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Major rule of life...Always believe wife....But, car cannot move in park, as there is a positive mechanical lock inside the transmission that if broken will remain broken. Check the racing part carefully...clean the plate in the throttle body and check the cable for fraying. If that is not corrected it can be dangerous.

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Somewhat possible:

The floor mat may have been riding on the accelerator peddle.
The floor has two hooks for the mat to lock down. If floormats were replaced, they may not have the holes/loops for the hooks.

As for the vehicle moving, that may have been an illusion; I can't see how that would be possible. Plesae read other experts' suggestions / solutions.

The floormat issue a real problem and has caused accidents.

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

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    Just Gort Sep 29, 2009

    pedal , pedal....pedal, pedal...

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the trans can do many things, good bad or weak.
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PRNDL21? (shift lever, worst case)
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does nothing, what does that mean.?
unless engine stalled it did do something (RPM that is something)

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it wont go you meant? until brakes are touched, key word won't?

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IS THAT IT, stalls means engine RPM is 0
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