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I was driving, accelerator pedal went to the floor and lost power


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7 hours ago, RTW said:

I was driving and the accelerator pedal went to the floor and the car lost power.   Does anyone have any idea what it could be?

 

If it happened precisely as you explain it, I'd say that the throttle cable broke or became dislodged from one end or the other.

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  • 2 weeks later...

It may not be the cable.  The final connection to the throttle is a solid rod with a ball stud on each end.  One time during an autocross this rod popped off when I hammered the throttle after  coming out of a turn.  I popped it back on which takes all of maybe 3 seconds and in true "Roadkill" fashion put a zip tie around the rod and a parallel bracket.  It's been seven years with a lot of spirited driving and no problems.

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