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Posted by Ray525 on September 28, 2001 at 14:04:58:

In Reply to: Take a guess posted by Ray525 on September 28, 2001 at 13:29:21:

I take it others have had their floor mat wedged against their gas pedal before ;)

Scared me to death that the first day I had my car it was doing this .. but I sure took a breath of relief when I figured this out. Yeah a button on the mat was broken and the mat had moved forward :(


So the day I bought my car I decided to take it on a 500 mile round trip .. across Washington State and back. On the way there however the car started eliciting this "problem". Whenever removing my foot from the gas and pushing down on the clutch, the engine would rev up in RPM's .. going even to redline.

Yes I fully removed my foot from the gas (i'm not that dumb), and the car was still doing this. Luckily I could shift it fast enough not to go above redline, but it had me worried. Was it the clutch, was it an engine problem ? What ? What ?

I got it to Spokane and I thorougly looked the car over, and I found out what the problem was.

Anybody care to take a guess?

I'll post the answer if anybody is interested.


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