[V8] WOT V8 issue

Dave Head v8q at bellsouth.net
Fri Nov 5 21:00:00 EST 2004

3 things -
a: easy - cruise control linkage
b: bummer - kinked throttle cable
c: real f-ing bummer - broken spiral throttle return spring.

Remove intake cover, remove air filter, remove air box (2 10mm nuts), 
get crossover plug wire loom unclipped and out of the way. 3 torx bolts 
remove the aluminum plate which covers the throttle linkage. 10 minutes 
work and you'll see which of the 3 it is.

SuffolkD at aol.com wrote:

>I see Ed Kellock already forwarded this along.
>What are the key things to look for?
>-Scott by BOSTON for Carter
>Q:   The throttle on the car is stuck wide open.  I was> able to move the car 
>by throwing it quickly into gear and mashing the brake> pedal, but obviously 
>this isn't good.  It's shut off until I can solve the> problem, as it starts 
>and instantly runs up to redline.  Is there something stupid> that I'm missing? 
> I pulled the engine cover up, but it seems to be attached> in the back, and 
>it's too dark to screw around with it.  I couldn't see> anything remotely 
>resembling the 5 cylinder throttle cable/gear that I'm used to> - just 
>electronics.  S****  The first problem cometh.  With great power,> comes great repair 
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