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Old 05-16-2013, 16:00   #1 (permalink)
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'95 Aerostar RPM Issue

Two days ago on my way home I started having the following issues:

Accelerator pedal won't lift all the way on it's own.
Kickdown cable (at the pedal) is stuck out as if the pedal were completely depressed even if I manually life the pedal up.
In park, RPM skyrockets regardless of accelerator cable position.
Where the pedal sits, throttle butterfly valve is full shut and opens as you press down on the pedal.

I have zero clue what's going on with this. If I hadn't already spent a grand this month alone on having pieces replaced by a mechanic I would call one. I would like to fix this on my own, but I need some guidance.
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Old 05-16-2013, 18:11   #2 (permalink)
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Re: '95 Aerostar RPM Issue

Try disconnecting the cable from the throttle body and running it, if the engine runs normal, the problem is somewhere along the cable. Make sure when disconnected that the throttle comes to rest against the idle adjustment screw (or where one should be), it doesn't take much on an unloaded engine to make it run at a high RPM. Also make sure the throttle moves freely and the springs pull it to a full close position.
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