Unintended Acceleration - really happens

Louis-Alain Richard laraa at sympatico.ca
Tue Aug 8 12:35:39 EDT 2006

> It was unnerving to say the least.  I immediately opened the
> checked the throttle rod, throttle position, cruise control rod, and
> tranny
> to throttle rods.  All were in their normal stopped positions.  I had
> used the cruise control at all this morning.
> Jim Jordan


I had a similar event this spring with an urQ. The problem was that one
of the 2 10mm bolts that attach the air temperature sensor had come
loose and fell below, just to keep the throttle from completely closing.
It is amazing that a throttle plate that is barely open can produce so
much torque (granted that you don't want any at all!). With my
traditional luck, I was able to repair it on the side of the road
because there is a 10mm spanner in the trunk tool pouch !

1983 Quattro

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