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Ok, I won't pull a WRX kid -- Promise.

I figured a safe way out of the throttle lock. Neutral!

I often stomp my gas pretty hard; overall I drive my escort pretty hard. Now, sometimes when I stomp the gas the throttle gets stuck, and I often don't notice it revving over my music until I try to break. It normally gets stuck going around 38-46MPH. I was thinking it may have something to do with my transmission. Ford makes terrible automatic transmissions from what i've been told, but when I told my mechanic what had happened over the phone, he told me that it was my "idle air sensor" I do believe he called it. He told me there was some junkers out behind his shop that he could just take one off of or use parts from to fix mine. I'd also like to add, if it makes any difference, that when I push my car into neutral during a throttle lock, it revs up about halfway then slips out of the lock and back down to idle. I'd give you RPM's but unfortunately i'm tach-less.

Can I get some other opinions on the matter?

Thank you!
 

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the only thing i can think of w/o replacing parts, would be lubricating all places where the throttle cable is exposed. from the gas pedal, each side of the firewall, to the throttle body itself. and see what happens.
hard to make a proper guestimate over the internet. *shrugs*
 

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I had that problem with mine...5speed though..I use rubber floor mats in the winter to collect the sa/t/water and slush and it sometiems got caught under my gas pedal and would rtev teh car to like 8000RPM...Not the best thing..lol

John
 

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hahahaha, same thing happened to me. wound up in someone's driveway at the end of a culdesac after i popped it into neutral and shut off the engine before i spun a bearing (or worse).
 

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With car in gear or out of gear just turn it off. To fix said problem lube the pedel pivots and make sure the throttle plate moves freely and has a good amount of spring to it. Then if all else fails, you could replace the throttle cable.
 

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My 94 gt did this for a while. The cause was less than amazing. A piece of black electric tape somehow came loose and wound up two feet away in the throttle cable. As soon as I figure out how to kill stupid gremlins that mess with cars while I sleep... The moral of this story is look for stupid stuff first.
 
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