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Old 07-11-2005, 08:08   #1 (permalink)
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confused ED Slack in accelerator cable / TPS

Does anybody know, if slack in the accelerator cable can cause a falcon to take off in a gear OTHER than 1st, or cause it to change gears wildly while cruising at low speeds?

Sounds computer related to me, but father insists it is not sensor or computer related...i think hes going from basics first..


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Re: ED Slack in accelerator cable / TPS

Hi,

Firstly, I think your car would always take off in 1st from a standing start, even with your foot off the accelerator! The only time it will take off in a gear other than 1st is if it is in Limp Home Mode (3rd gear & reverse only).

Secondly, I doubt it will be the accelerator cable as a stretched one will merely not have enough "pull" in it to fully open the throttle body when you floor it (and it won't be as responsive compared to a new accelerator cable).

Thirdly, it sounds like something electrical, from dodgy sensors (TPS? as you stated in your title), wires, to the ECU suffering from something. It could even be the tranny itself? Maybe taking it to a transmission or auto electrical specialist is the best bet.

Good luck with your ED!

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