Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Sanford, North Carolina
Model: Ford Taurus
Engine: 3.0L 24v Duratec V6
Rep Power: 16
2001 Taurus - Stays revved up and acts like it is in cruise control mode.
Just put a semi-new battery in the car, and cranked it, all was good on Monday night.
Then, Tuesday came, and I went to work.
Cranked the car up, and it idled up like normal and then idled back down.
I took off from the house and by the time I got to my first stop.
I pressed the brake and the car acted like it wanted to jump the curb.
It did this ALL DAY LONG.
What in the world would have caused this issue to happen, with a battery going dead and being replaced?
I checked to make sure that all hoses were still connected, making sure I did not accidentally discount one while messing with the batteries over the weekend. But everything seems to be the same.
Any idea's on what I would need to check or do or change, in order to get this thing to rev back down?
Also, while driving down the road, I can remove my foot from the gas peddle, and it will stay at the same speed for quite a ways, almost like it is in cruise control.
Almost like it has a sticky peddle, as my dad used to call it in the 80s.
Like the throttle is stuck open.
I check the cables and they are fine.
Open for suggestions.
Gas prices are WAY to damn high to be playing the "I wanna go faster game" with this car.