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My mom's 2003 Honda Accord Accelerated on it own right after she started the card and was about to back out of the garage. She never put her foot on the gas and was unable to stop the car. She stopped because the car hit a fire hydrant across the street.
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Mechanic for Honda: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago
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Mechanic for Honda: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

I'm sorry to hear about that. I hope mom is ok. do you have a 4 or 6 cylinder

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
4 cylinder
Mechanic for Honda: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

check the throttle cable linkage at the throttle body and make sure it is not stuck

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
how much should that cost to have the dealer to fix?
Mechanic for Honda: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

it depends on if the linkage is stuck or not. I cant be there to see it.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
someone had mentioned something about disconnecting the cruise control throttle
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
i meant about how much if it WAS the linkage cable
Mechanic for Honda: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

yes, there are 2 cables that attach to the linkage. one for the cruise control and one for the accelerator pedal

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Mechanic for Honda: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

you should be able to look at the linkage and move it up and down yourself without having to take it to a shop

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Mechanic for Honda: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

4 or 6 cylinder?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
4 cylinder. I wouldn't know where to look or what to do if it was Stuck
Mechanic for Honda: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

ok well, then I guess you'll need to take it to a shop. I cant tell you the price because all shops charge differently. good luck

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Mechanic for Honda: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 4 months ago

hows it going?

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