What the heck...very high RPM while driving
Has anyone ever experienced this?
I was driving coming down a small grade so had foot off gas pedal and
just resting on brake,
when all of sudden engine starts revving at 2.5 rpms and climbing, I
put on the brake but
my 1999 Ford Explorer Sport, automatic tranny, sohc, doesn't respond to
braking keeps going, so I miraculously slide over in traffic to a side
street, put the transmission in neutral and the RPMs go to 5 and which
point I got the truck stopped and put into park and turned it off.
Didn't smell so good under the hood either. Kind of like a clutch
buring if I had one.
Well it was pitch black and I am an hour from home with 4 passengers.
So we get out
my cousin starts messing with throttle cable and I call AAA. Well
after about 20 minutes
my cousin starts the truck and it is fine. Which was a huge relief
cause towing would have
been outrageous. I drove the truck an hour home no problems and it has
since. It's going to the mechanic or its going to be a trade in, not
sure which way I am heading. A couple $100s fix and that is fine, but
if it's a couple $1000 ... not so fine.
So just wondering if anyone had this experience so I know what to
prepare for at the mechanic. I hate going to the mechanic. (live in
Los Angeles and am a girl.....not fun)
Hoping someone will say, oh hey that is just the TPS and that is really
be the problem. :D
Thanks in advance.
1999 Ford Explorer Sport
Auto, 6 cyl, SOHC 75k miles, 4.0L