(edited first post to be more specific about the problem)
(First I’d like to say ‘wow, thank you so much! Your website and tutorials are so great — it looks like, as I get into auto mechanics over the next few years, yours will be the first and primary resource for instruction and information. This stuff looks amazing!)
2000 ford focus zx3
yesterday while driving home from some chores, in city traffic, the engine started revving really high as I pressed the clutch in — up to 4k or so RPMs. The revving would go back to normal as I let my foot off the clutch and hit the gas to accelerate again. The problem lasted the short 2 minutes before I got home and parked the car. Haven’t driven it since.
based on some little research, I have three ideas:
1) the clutch mechanism/cable is somehow stuck or intertwined with the accelerator mechanism/clutch
2) IAC is weird
3) vacuum leak
(2) and (3) because they are related air intake that might cause an engine to rev, (and because those were suggestions to this problem on Yahoo Answers) but I doubt because the RPMs go UP instead of down, and only when press the clutch.
These peculiar symptoms want me to think that there is (1) a mechanical tie up between the clutch mechanism/cable and the accelerator mechanism/cable in the (pedal assembly?).
anyways, I’m going to continue to research the problem before I actually go take a look at my car. Any comments or suggestions are very welcome !
again, thanks so much !
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