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So I'm pulling out from my appt. complex today, turning left, and I HAVE to floor it 'cause the traffic coming from both directions "forces" me to.

Once I merg into traffic I let up on the accelorator and to my total surprise, my throttle is stuck at wide open and I'm 500m from a stop light! I try to apply barkes but to no avail. I'm heading towards two lanes of stoped traffic going 75mph now.
Almost instantly I get the CS light. (CS is for Check Shorts; once you've driven at the Dragon, you will understand)

I take my only out, which is a tire store on the right, last chance before plowing into the stoped cars. I drop it to neutral(4EAT here) and blaze a trail into the parking lot locking up the floor and hand brake. After skidding to a stop on loose gravel the engine is reving at 7000RPM:eek:

I put it in park and turn off the ignition. Get out of the car to see a crowd of ppl doing the:eek: :eek: :eek: at me.

I'm now trying to play it calm because at this juncture I'm WAY low on "cool points". I lean under the stearing wheel and find that my POS aftermarket pedal is stuck under the floor mat by one of the bolts that attaches it to the stock pedal.

Smoothly I unhook it and do my best Leslie Neilson impersonation saying "Nothing to see here forks, move along now".

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:roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:

I mean sorry to hear that, I'm glad you're ok! ;) Good lord, we don't need anymore accidents involving Subarus this week!
 
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Mega-bummer. That's a serious safety issue. You should tell the NHTSA about it, not because the car is dangerous, but because the pedals are dangerous. I hate stuff that almost kills me while I'm driving. :stinky:
 

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I once had my left shoelace caught under my brake pedal on a screw on my momo pedals... could barely get at the clutch... and when I brakes, it pulled my foot down...

So I bought some nike Prestos... no laces!
 

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Glad nothing bad happened. :) Aftermarket pedals are kinda screwy sometimes. I have Razos and it kept picking up the damn floor mat. So I used to have floormat partially covering the clutch and brake. :eek: It doesn't do that anymore though. Can't wait for Andrew to finish his aluminum floor mats. :cool:
 

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Oh yea, Razos are pretty damn big too. I can't tell you how many times I hit the two pedals at once...

 

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once i my cluth got stuck when i was entering the highway. i didn't realize it happened until the engine was reved to 6k and i was going no where. then it popped out and the car wasn't too happy. but no harn no foul right?
 

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holy crap that sucks....glad no one got hurt dude...man that woulda been horriffic.
 

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glad you are ok. i have a not so intresting story: when i went on vacation this past summer, my transformer box thingy to my shift light "fell down" (i thought i was mickey mouse and just shoved it under the steering column) and it landed right behind the clutch. i was coming up to a red light with cars but luckily there was a store driveway so i just pulled in quickly and let my car stall. took me a couple minutes to get the stupid thing out of the way again.

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i have a clutch/brake incidient like that with a customers car...when i got in didn't feel anything ont eh floor of the car(it was a 5 speed civic)....start the car and start driving, go to stop cause the shop door is closed and the clutch and the brake pedals stay at the top i meediatly grab the e-brake dragging the tires for about 5 feet and gettinG EVERYONES attention, the car stalls, so i look down and what do i find?? and DAMN BRICK!!!! the lady was resting her feet on a brick cause she had small feet and short legs...nice of her to MENTION it...i must have had one of my feet on top of it at first but man talk about a real intesne moment, i stopped about 3 inches shy of the steel shop door.
 

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Snowman,
I am glad you are okay. We don't want to lose you to a freaky malfunction like that. We were hoping for something a little more spectacular. J/K...

I have the RAZO pedals too. I generally love them because they are so big and easy to heal-toe with. However, every now and then my clutch pedal picks up my floor matt. It isn't dangerous, because I can still dis-engage the clutch, and it only happens when I first start to pull the car out in the morning.
It still annoys me somewhat.
 

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I had an incident much like yours once, but it was in a F250 with a diesel motor. The importance of the motor is the limited top speed it can achieve. My coworker was actually on the floorboards trying to physically pull the throttle pedal off the floor. If it wasn't so damned frightening, it would have been hilarious.

We never did get the pedal off the floorboard. Instead I had to shift into neutral and kill the ignition. Luckily there was a relatively empty parking lot to pull into. If not, it was a red light at a t-intersection that was awaiting us. I'm so happy that truck topped out at about 75 mph.

So, do you want a new pair of undershorts for Christmas? :biggest:
 

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So, do you want a new pair of undershorts for Christmas?
That or a handy dandy box of Depends :biggest: :biggest:

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I have RAZO pedals too. Don't ever get in the car with wet feet beleive me!!:D People think that you are a first timer on the stick shift!
 

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Back when I was in high school and driving my 1970 Oldsmobile all the time, I had the throttle lock up on me at WOT once. I pulled out of the parking lot and noticed a car coming up behind me that I hadn't seen when I pulled out, so I punched it. I was far enough ahead (and speeding considerably through a school zone) so I let off the gas.....and didn't slow down. I hit the brakes, and it didn't do anything... just barreling down the road.

Finally, I was up to about 70mph and the CS light Snowman mentioned had been on for a while. There was a gas station on the left with a long driveway beside it.. and no traffic coming. I hit the brakes, turned in... and as quick as I could put it in neutral and turned off the ignition. Now without power brakes or power steering, I had all 4 wheels locked sliding along some guy's driveway, while everyone at the gas station was staring at me like "[email protected]"

I got out, popped the hood, and found out that the throttle return spring had somehow gotten stuck, and those big secondaries on the carb were full open. I popped it and closed them back, got in the car, and drove home VERY slowly. When I got there, I talked to my grandfather and we found a return spring off of another quadrajet... so to this day it has two return springs on it, just in case :)
 

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Well damn, Snowball! Watch yo self! :lol:


Dude, good to hear you're all right. Did your CS light actually light up this time? I know you've been trying to work the kinks out of it since the trunk monkey left you for that cute German Shepherd.


-Porter
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