1986 Ford Thunderbird accelerates on it's own

Tiny
ANDERSON69
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  • 1986 FORD THUNDERBIRD
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 157,000 MILES
Just wondering if someone could tell me why my car is revving up when it's on park and also accelerates on it's own.

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Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 AT 1:32 PM

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Tiny
SAMANTHA420
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My 85 eldorado did the same thing. Drove it over to have it checked out and never once had to apply the gas, instead I rode the brake the whole way there while the car steadilly tried to increase its speed on me. An electrical problem I found. I replaced the TPS (throtle position sensor). Spendy little sucker! But my car stopped acting like "CHRISTINE".
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Sunday, March 15th, 2009 AT 9:22 AM
Tiny
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This is another problem my Thunderbird has. It keeps driving on its own lol I just let it drive basically all the way to school and just use the brake to try and stop it. Gets up pretty quick to on its own.

Where can I get a replacement sensor and can I repair this myself?
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Thursday, June 11th, 2009 AT 12:50 AM

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