1st Ford, 1st post and my 1st mystery with my 3+ y.o. Xscape. I may have a Ghost in the Machine.
Let me know if this has ever happened to any of you.
Start the truck up on saturday and it revs up to several thousand RPMs, so I hit the pedal to see if it is stuck. It is just laying limply on the floorboard, so i turn it off before it flies into the RED. I play around with the pedal, it is still mounted properly, but it is limp and I can hear some part of the linkage rattling from what i think is behind the firewall. Check under the hood and all is in place. Well it is just laying there, limp and useless, so i call AAA and have it towed the dealer as I conclude it is un-drivable.
Dealer calls me this morning to ask about why it's there. I tell him the story and calls me back to say everything seems fine. WHAT?
So I stop by and they show me. Yep I see the gas pedal is back to its normal position, the cable to the throttle body looks the same as when this occurred. They have the throttle body cover off to show me the coil spring. No binding at all.
Hell, my first Ford tour, even I could see all seemed well.
So what happened? Other than me paying for the diagnostic, I'm a little freaked by a self-correcting throttle cable. Oh, I have Premium Care so I had them replace a window regulator, yea the plastic gear broke, cost me $100 plus the diagnostic for my Ghost.
My wife is busting me as she drives Jeep #5, we have over 650K miles on them with only one tranny, one viscuous coupling and no window regulators. I hope she is wrong, I traded my '06 Grand Cherokee that was killing me on gas and at 4200 lbs. was a dog off-road.