Main IndexAuto Repair Home Search Posts SEARCH
POSTS
Who's Online WHO'S
ONLINE
Log in LOG
IN







car accelerates by itself


  Email This Post



kiffy6189
New User

May 30, 2006, 5:59 PM

Post #1 of 5 (3013 views)
car accelerates by itself Sign In

car accelerates by itself Edit | Quote | Reply
hi, i have a 1995 bonneville SSEi. When the car is in park the engine is sounds like someone is hitting the gas. All of my gauges are going up too. When im at a stop and my foots not on the break the car just "takes off". Also when im driving the car accelerates by itself too. You can feel the speed increase. Does anyone know what this is or what it could be? And how much it costs to fix?

Thanks, Lauren


Tom Greenleaf
Ultimate Carjunky / Moderator
Tom Greenleaf profile image

May 31, 2006, 1:48 AM

Post #2 of 5 (3010 views)
Re: car accelerates by itself Sign In

Hi Lauren,

There are several things that might cause this but I'm going to back away and say get this to a good shop with the info you provided as it's too dangerous to fool with!! A dealer could be a best bet with this. This happened to another brand of cars years ago and I saw the pictures of cars through garages and all that and that company would't fess up for a while but did. Please come back and let us know what was found, T
_________________________________________
Long retired now


Guest
Anonymous Poster

May 31, 2006, 6:46 PM

Post #3 of 5 (3005 views)
Re: car accelerates by itself Sign In

yeah, i plan on taking it on. Thanks for the help though ill keep you updated on what it was!

lauren


Tham
User

Jun 2, 2006, 2:11 AM

Post #4 of 5 (2999 views)
Re: car accelerates by itself Sign In

I remember there were "cruise control" devices
available in the market in the 80's. My office
colleague fitted one in his Datsun Bluebird then.

He said all it did was kick in at the speed you
set it to, then you could keep your foot away
from the accelerator pedal while the device
kept the speed constant. It was essentially
nothing more than a lazy driver's foot assist.
A quick tap to the throttle pedal, and it
reverted to normal functioning.

He said a couple of times, the unit malfunctioned
when it kicked in at lower speeds which you
had not set it to, and it would immediately
accelerate the car to the higher preset speed.
This was obviously extremely dangerous and
my colleague took it out as soon as he could
after that.


Tom Greenleaf
Ultimate Carjunky / Moderator
Tom Greenleaf profile image

Jun 2, 2006, 3:35 AM

Post #5 of 5 (2997 views)
Cruise Control Etc.... Sign In

Factory stuff has been very dependable or didn't work at all in my experience. Should shut down if you touch the brake pedal. T

______________________________________________________

PS: I owned a car - 1966 Thunderbird rare edition that had factory made cruise and brakes from the steering wheel.!! You could pass a car and slow down without use of your feet. The brake button was called "retard"
_________________________________________
Long retired now




car accelerates by itself


  Email This Post
 
 


Feed Button




Search for (options) Privacy Sitemap

web statistics