Why can I do forty mph with out touching my gas pedal on level ground?

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Asked by Mar 20, 2012 at 04:32 PM about the 1993 Ford Thunderbird LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car Idals at 1.5 rpm and by only putting my car in D(rive) I can do a steady 40- 45. What is wrong and how do I fix it?  I'm tiard of burning up my breaks.

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Not enough info for a full answer but I can point you in some directions to look. 1.5 is a slightly high idle. I would check my Throttle position sensor. It could also be a transmission issue where the transmission for one reason or another is starting in second gear and not downshifting to first as you slow.

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