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I have a black 1995 Volvo 850 with 154,000 miles and its been sitting idly for the past two months on the side of the road next to my apartment building. I had to jump the battery, bu the car engine started right away. I let the car warm up sufficiently, then as soon as I placed my foot gently on the accelerator pedal, the the car revved up to about 7000RPMS. I believe the wire connecting the accelerator pedal that regulates the amount of speed produced by the accelerator pedal is loose and is not functioning properly. I don't think anything is broken, per Se, but I am not sure what to do to rectify the situation and if it's something that I can fix myself, I don't want to have to pay a mechanic a ton of money to fix a wire.

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It could be the wire is freyed inside the cover, or it could have even sliped off the throttal housing it might be just a case of slipping it back over, try a bit of wd40 arround the area of the cable inside the engine bay if it has freyed and will not budge, it is a bit awkward to do but it is a doable thing for a diy novice...hope that helps

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