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Old September 8th, 2009, 03:35 PM   #1
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throttle problem on blazer

i have a 1997 chevy s-10 blazer and today i was stopped at a red light and went to take off and my throttle stuck to where it kept acclerating on me. I did a sweet drift around the corner and crossed two opposite lanes of traffic and right into a driveway where i was able to put it in neutral and turned it off. Started it back up and it ran fine for the rest of the time anybody know what the cause of this could be?
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Old September 8th, 2009, 05:00 PM   #2
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Sounds like a cruise control malfunction. I havn't heard of it on the new systems before, but the older mid '80's GM cruise units would do that. Pedal goes to the floor and your along for the ride!
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Old September 8th, 2009, 05:25 PM   #3
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Common problem. The throttle body is gummed up by the throttle blade. A little carb spray and a small wire brush and all will be well. I've done this alot, easy to do.
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Old September 8th, 2009, 05:52 PM   #4
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sure it wasn't just your foot stuck on the pedal? happens to me every now and then on my 2500 due to this plastic piece next to the pedal.
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Old September 8th, 2009, 06:12 PM   #5
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That sounds awesome.

Sorry I missed it.

Did you have to change your shorts after?
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Old September 8th, 2009, 07:19 PM   #6
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The drift was awesome, probably youtube worthy
I checked the throttle body and the thing was all gummy so cleaned that all up, now to just drive it and see what happens
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Old September 8th, 2009, 07:22 PM   #7
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The drift was awesome, probably youtube worthy
I checked the throttle body and the thing was all gummy so cleaned that all up, now to just drive it and see what happens
Wifes Bravada did the same thing and that was the cause...you should be good to go now.
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