my 2005 mercury sable rpms will run high and the car will speed up on it own. when i give it gas it goes back down what could be causing this

Asked by Jun 11, 2013 at 01:02 PM about the 2005 Mercury Sable GS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my 2005 mercury sable rpms will run high and the car will speed up on it own. when i give it gas it goes back down what could be causing this

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286,055

Try cleaning your throttle body first. Go to "youtube" to see how to do it correctly.

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29,835

They came out with a recall on those year models. You clean the throttle body and reprogram the pcm. You can post you vin here and I can tell you if it has it or you can call or go by a dealer and they can tell you.

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27,565

You're not supposed to clean those throttle bodies. They have a coating that can be ruined by chemicals. Check for a Recall or TSB (Technical Service Bulletin). Sometimes, the AIC fails or sticks too. Back in the late '80s, they had an internal bellows that would rupture and have the same symptoms BUT the car would "Moo" like a cow when you shut it down. Kinda funny whenever it happened.

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29,835

They do make throttle body cleaner tracy. And fords recall tells you to clean it.

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