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post #1 of 15 Old 05-25-2013, 06:28 AM Thread Starter
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help!! Throttle stuck open

It is raining like crazy here in san antonio. Went out to splash around a little and everything was going fine. Stopped for gas and now my throttle seems to be stuck wide open. I did druve through a road that brought water into the jeep. Had about 2 inches in the floorboards.

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post #2 of 15 Old 05-25-2013, 06:29 AM
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open the hood and un stuck it

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open the hood and un stuck it
Have you been drinking this morning?

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naw, just got up. saw the help! and that's the first thing that came to mind to fix the current problem

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naw, just got up. saw the help! and that's the first thing that came to mind to fix the current problem
JK.I hope he has enough common sense to check the throttle cable linkage to un stuck it.

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being that you have a cable actuated throttle body, id hit it with something like your hand and make it stop. you can also use your key to turn the jeep off while you diagnose.

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I made it home. And yes I checked the throttle linkage and it was moving freely. All the way home though when I stopped the rpms would go up to 2-4k for a bit then drop back down.
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first thing I would check is, pull the throttle body off and clean it and the idle air control valve really well. The IAC might be stuck open... You can unplug the throttle position sensor to rule that out. Any check engine light?

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No check engine light. I am going to have to wait for it to stop raining like crazy before I can do anything.
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I figured it out and I feel stupid now. I have hard plastic floor mats and it was full of water. I took it out to get rid of the water and when I put it back in I didnt realize I had it sitting on the skinny pedal. DOH!
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I figured it out and I feel stupid now. I have hard plastic floor mats and it was full of water. I took it out to get rid of the water and when I put it back in I didnt realize I had it sitting on the skinny pedal. DOH!
Don't feel bad I've done that

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Two idiots doesn't make it right.My Jeep sags on the passenger side and my new GF weighs 300lbs.What should I do?

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Two idiots doesn't make it right.My Jeep sags on the passenger side and my new GF weighs 300lbs.What should I do?
assuming you weigh about the average for a man, get a 120lb girlfriend for the other side. if you weigh more than average a sheep or medium dog may be acceptable substitute for second girlfriends. also depending upon location.

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