The check engine light is telling you that the computer has information that you should read. You can find out what the engine fault code is by turning the ignition key to the run position (don't engage the starter, you are not trying to start the car) then back to the off position 3 times within 10 seconds. On the 3rd cycle, leave the key in the on position and look at the odometer. If it is digital, the accumulated miles will be replaced with various code numbers that flash by. Write these numbers down, as they are the fault codes that you are looking for. No need to purchase or rent a code reader. All Dodge products have the code reader built into the dash. If your odometer is not digital, then the check engine light will start to flash. Count the flashes and write down the corresponding number. Remember that each code requires three digits. Example: a code 340 would look like 3 flashes, pause, 4 flashes,pause then the light goes out. These number codes can now be compared to a code list of faults for you vehicle. Check around the internet for the engine fault codes for your vehicle, then you will find out what your on board computer is finding as the problem. Hope this helps Gummibear
sounds to me like a fuel pump if the engine continued to run but accelerator did not work then check for broken or disconnected accelerator cable both at the pedal and the throttle plate
I believe that vehicle has a timing belt, it may have let go.
you need to get it fixed Post a comment under the right catagory... This is the BMW 3-Series section...
He thinks that you may think that he has a drinking problem.
Although it has been declining for years, underage drinking and driving continue to be a problem.
You have a brake problem.
Perhaps you have not engaged the clutch? The accelerator is designed to increase the RPMs. If you provide no resistance it will rev until it explodes.
The problem is that when you hit the accelerator, fuel is injected into the engine causing it to revolve at a higher speed. This in turn causes the trasmission to turn, causing the wheels to turn, thus the vhicle moves. If you dont want it to move, either turn the vehicle off or dont hit the accelerator. If this is an honest question, we need more info than that.
I have the same problem with a '98 that was just purchased. I haven't figured it out yet but, in the small amount of time I have had to look into it I believe it probably has something to do with my throttle position cable sticking. Also another symtom I have is that the car shifts wrong. It acts like it's always in passing mode like we've got it floored even when driving easy.
Drunk driving is a problem wherever alcohol is served and people drive.
Teen driving has always been a problem, there are a lot of irresponsible teenagers out there who do not need to be on the road.
check the accelerator cable, i had a problem with this, and also had a split in my pedal at the same time
We'll never solve the problem if you blow your top everytime I bring it up.
By making sure that we do a null check everytime before using reference variables.
Fix the problem. It retests everytime you turn the key on.
Get your accelerator pedal checked, I had surging problems for 6 months and Ford could not find the problem, they finally replaced the accelerator pedal and the problem went away. The throttle positioning sensor seems to wear out in the spot that it is used most around 1800 RPM
That sounds more like a mechanical problem with the cruise control cable. Check for a damaged or worn cable from the cruise control module or from the accelerator pedal. You should take the vehicle to a shop that specializes in Saturn's, and describe the problem. Don't take it on the highway again until the problem is repaired; in fact, you probably shouldn't really be driving it.
Jeep Liberties diesel engines can stall or "cut off" when backing off the accelerator pedal. the most probable cause is the EGR valve sticking in the open position. It is a frustrating and common problem with the diesels.
The problem could be the absence of fuel or spark. If you floor the accelerator and the engine dies quickly, that's a fuel problem. Black smoke from the pipe when the engine stops is an indication of lack of spark or fuel.
check your accelerator...
Assuming nothing obvious (like having your foot on the accelerator) there is a problem with sticking or broken or disconnected accelerator linkage. On late-model cars with cable linkage and fuel injection you will need to inspect everything related from the accelerator pedal to the injector butterfly lever on the engine.
Try Putting It Into Gear!!!!!
Yes. If left foot, should be no problem. If right foot, check pain levels and strenght when braking using right foot. If you can't manage it, brake with left foot. Try to avoid driving with two feet. Driving with both feet is a problem for the elderly and is the leading cause of unintended acceleration, because they sometimes press both pedals at the same time and can press both too hard and the accelerator
check you carbs accelerator pump then check the fuel pump that's normally the problem