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Engine problem hey when backing up and going forward my contour shut off when you touch the gas pedals and release it and **** a little when riding down the road

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This symptom usually goes with a bad throttle position sensor, is your check engine light on if so go to advance or autozone they will check the code for free. it could also be the MAP sensor, but this would be secondary. a shop can test the voltages on the sensors to see which is bad. good luck james. this is jusst the most common problem for that symptom, there are other things that could be wrong but check this first

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releasing the gas pedal and it gets going again
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I know this might sound dumb, but it has happened to a lot of people - make sure your floor mat (not even a corner of it) isn't on top of the accelerator pedal. Even the slightest weight can cause the pedal to accelerate enough to be noticeable.
Not dumb, it's a good answer. The floor mat can slip forward (and has) in two of our new vehicles when we were driving on the highway. It had worked its way off the anchors and slipped forward, causing the vehicles to accelerate. I put the gearshift in Neutral, pulled off the highway and that was the problem, both times. I don't think it was on top of the gas pedal, underneath, but still pressing or I guess, pulling the pedal down.

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It's designed that why,so you don't damage it. It cuts off at around 3300 to 3500 in park and you say neutral.

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It may be the cruise control cable - I had a vehicle do this to me before. The engine raced as soon as I started it, even in park. A couple of times, it stopped racing - then I pressed the gas pedal, and the RPMs did not drop when I released the pedal.
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