Good day, since I read your first post, I have been thinking, and contemplating the way that I could help, this is my way of asking for this problem to occur to me, and help, in some way for you to solve your cars overly powered reverse situation. Sure enough, my contemplations have been answered, not in a 3.5L Intrepid, but close, We used to call it, "close enough for rock'n' roll". I started this car, it was damp, cold, colder than other days so far this year. Since reverse is the usual gear a car is used for backing up out of a driveway or space first thing in the morning I noticed the gas pedal and car taking off on its own. With my car I liked it, only because of my particular legs. But my older friend didn'y and I'm sure no one else would either. That was my purpose for becoming an auto technician. Although my friend took out his Intrepid and knew nothing about the eventual accelerator problem, a new car, and a mans life were lost, since even 200lbs of pressure on the brakes could not stop this car. Normally, a problem like this would not have been so bad, and the problem would be found eventually. Then the manufacturer would re-imburse the dealership, who then would re-imburse the technician for replacing the part that failed. However no one would re-imburse the time any technician, mechanic, or human being would spend to find out what was wrong. Anytime any problems occur, that in anyway put a human life in jepeordy, the keys would be in my pocket. I could care less, if this car had to sit for 5 weeks or 5 years. I was not a 'race fan'.
Today it was a cold related problem with the throttle blade and its relationship with the bore it was designed to move smoothly in, as speed increases so does vacuum and as the vacuum matches the power, air prssure actually was pushing the throttle blade. With a TPS sensor, and IAC motor all involved, many people are fooled. And the codes can be decieving. In my case, It was a simple dirt, temperature, and a few squirts of cleaner, some lubrication and some brushing was all it took. The throttle blade, and mechanisms were sticking. But if this car belonged ta any customer, the therottle body was replaced. Not with a reman, used, special type, or performance throttle body. A Mopar new throttle body was used. And fortunastely for everyone, the car or truck was finished, and Chrysler would pay for installing a new one as long as it was covered under the warranty. Glad for the 48 minutes, pay, but at least no ones life or future was changed for years to come. Any help this may have been to anyone is greatly appreciated by me. Please do not let anything safety related happen to you, if your throttle body, the component that controls the powerr to a 6 clylinder power plant, in your case, is even slightly suspect to be bad, replace it, all of the sensors also, then take it for a good long ride to make sure it is ok. Being careful, and driving it in a place where no one could be hurt, especially you. These days, money is placed in the way of human life. No Good in 1939, 1914, and no good in any one life, at anytime. Have a good life. A lot of techniciasns, mechanics, people and yourself, are giving their lives so others can live better. Hey, you gotta do, what you gotta do. OK thank-you.
Monday, December 7th, 2009 AT 2:34 PM