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2007 SILVERADO LT. BACKING OUT OF MY DRIVEWAY, (IDLING

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2007 SILVERADO LT. BACKING...

2007 SILVERADO LT. BACKING OUT OF MY DRIVEWAY, (IDLING SPEED), WENT TO STEP ON THE BRAKE WHEN ENGINE REV'D UP HIGH AND PROPELED THE TRUCK INTO MY NEIGHBORS HOUSE ACROSS THE STREET. ANY IDEAS??

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? What size is the engine?

5.0 LITER WITH ABOUT 59,000 MILES.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Silverado yourself? What have you tried so far?

WAITING ON APPROVAL OF ESTIMATES FOR MY TRUCK, HER CAR AND HOUSE.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

NOT THAT I CAN THINK OF.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Chevy
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Chevy Mechanic: Ivan Alvarez,
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Ha​ve you recently had your battery die?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
NO
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
FORGET IT! I DID NOT AUTHORIZE THE ADDITIONAL EXPENSE ON MY CREDIT CARD.
Chevy Mechanic: Ivan Alvarez,
 replied 11 months ago

It would rev up if it lost the idle strategy but that doesn't usually happen unless the battery dies. Get your throttle body checked out. Another thing to look for is a large vacuum leak.

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