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While driving keeps accelerating even while foot is on brake it tries to keep going

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  • kathyscavo Aug 15, 2008

    just started today. No work has done to car recently. Just bought it used in February. Had the oil changed about two weeks ago and they had left a vacuum line loose because the check engine light had come on, brought it back and they connected it and reset the light. The light is not on and does not come on when this happens. At first I thought that the mat was stuck under the pedal but it was not. The engine does not seem to speed up when this happens but when I put my foot on the brake to stop it is fighting me to go. I used to work for Dodge dealership for 30 years and cannot remember what the problem used to be when it happend.

  • kathyscavo Aug 15, 2008

    also I don't know if the cruise is on or not. There is no owners manual and I don't know if it should be in the middle to be off or all the way to the left. I know that when you put it all the way to the right it sets it. Right now it is in the middle

  • Anonymous Nov 17, 2008

    I am having the same problem with my 1990 corsica. I've been told that it could be a stuck accelerater cable or the throttle body has a flap in it that can get carboned up and stick. I'm not sure what it is but I hope that someone can answer it.



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Stuck Accelerator Linkage or Cruise control Problem I need More information to help you more accurately. Has any work been done on the car recently? How long has this problem been happening?
Check engine Light On?

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