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So here I am, driving home last night in a 2002 Sport Trac, doing about 60-ish, approaching downtown on the interstate. I slow down a little for traffic, then I let off the gas to slow down to 45-ish to change lanes. The Trac wouldn't slow down, so i looked to see if the speed control was on, it wasn't. I put on the brake, and the engine is still pulling. I put the trac in neutral, and the engine revs up high. Right about now, I'm thinking that wow, my throttle cable broke.... my tps is bad... i have a vacuum leak... trac is going to blow up... I'm gonna crash... All of this came into my head in about 4 seconds. I shut off the trac while in neutral at 35 mph, and restarted it, same thing. Now, I did find out that the rev limiter that keeps the engine from going over 3000 rpms in park does not work while in neutral... It revved up past 5000 rpm. I then shifted to neutral and shut the engine off and rolled to the exit, made the light at the bottom of the ramp and into a parking lot using "armstrong" steering and brakes. Opened the hood to inspect the throttle, reached under the engine cover to snap the throttle. when it snapped back, I heard this crunch sound. I lifted up the engine cover to see what the noise was, and a squirrel left a hickory nut in there that must have rolled down between the throttle cam and the stop, thus keeping the throttle from closing... Cleaned it out, and runs normally now.... I can't take too many more of these.... :fire::fire::fire:
 

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Dang. Glad you weren't hurt! Squirrels are just rats with a fluffy tail. I trap them, shoot them with a BB gun, and feed them to the vultures. It's the cycle of life.
 

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Dang. Glad you weren't hurt!
X2! I've had stuck/bound throttles, and the up-side is you don't need your cardio training for the day... LOL
Squirrels are just rats with a fluffy tail.
Ever since I can remember (and depending on where we lived) it was always "fuzzy-tail rat" or "fat-tail rat". Although, after a childhood friend tried to feed a squirrel a peanut by hand and it laid his finger open to the bone, bleeding all over everything, he just called them f*****g squirrels. LOL

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squirrels....rolled in flour and fried fast in about 1/4 inch of oil then put in a baking dish with honey from our bee hives and baked for..... oops... wrong forum.....sorry
 
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