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Re: 200tqa: just had unintended acceleration
Check your cruise control linkage next to the intake/valve cover. Mine
jumped out of the bushing and got wedged at 3/4 throttle. Pulling up on
the pedal did nothing, turning key off and removing the linkage rod fixed.
The rod is still in the tool box btw, as I don't like being burned twice.
> From: Samir Shah <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: Quattro List <email@example.com>
> Subject: 200tqa: just had unintended acceleration
> Date: Sunday, May 02, 1999 9:04 PM
> My accelerator pedal got stuck a few minutes ago, as I was going to the
> station to pick someone up. Luckily, no one was in front of me, and it
> was a straight road, so I had time to stick my foot under the pedal and
> push it up. After stopping, it does not appear that there are any
> 'sticky' spots in the pedal movement. Any idea what caused the pedal to
> stick? What should I be lubricating?
> This was scary! Thanks in advance for your suggestions.