Not sure how this happened, but I thought I'd mention it since someone here has probably been down the same road.
Anyhow, I was coming home from work yesterday and turned my cruise control on as a test. It's been acting up and will work some times and not others. It came on, test successful, so I turned it off again since traffic was slowing down. Unfortunately it seemed to NOT turn off completely as I could cruise along at about 35mph with my foot off of the gas pedal. I hit the brakes, tapped the gas, made sure the cruise unit was turned "off" but it was still revving high. Traffic was stopped in front of me so I had to apply the brakes as best I could and put it into neutral to fully stop. The engine revved VERY high and I had to turn the car off on the freeway. It dieseled a bit, finally shut off, and backfired. I started it up again, but it continued to rev high. Anyhooooo, I got 'er home with it still revving very high. It dieseled and backfired again, but shut off ok.
After opening the hood I noticed that the ball chain under the carb (going to the cruise control?) was completely stretched and tight. I pulled on it, loosened it, and the vehicle ran fine. I then noticed this morning that the throttle would rev high unless I pulled on that ball chain to slow it down. I sprayed some WD40 on there, worked it back and forth, and it seems to release properly now.
My questions: Does that chain go to the cruise control, throttle or both? Should I be nervous about using the cruise again? Should I look into that mechanism further?
Thoughts/advice/rants are welcome! [img]smile.gif[/img]
[ March 30, 2005, 02:48 PM: Message edited by: yipcanjo ]