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Matt, Mechanical Engineer
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Experience:  BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
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my daughters rav 4 53 plate accelerated out of control when

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my daughters rav 4 53 plate accelerated out of control when put in fithe gear, tried to stop by breaking in the end had to pull hand brake on, spun in road, very scary, been to mechanic who cant find anything obvious wrong, any ideas?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Matt replied 3 years ago.

its an electric throttle on this engine so its likely that there' s fault with the wiring to the throttle , or the throttle pedal or the throttle body itself

if the wiring looks OK I'd say to replace the throttle body as the next item

also check the condition of the engine earth connection as it needs to be tight and corrosion free
Expert:  Matt replied 3 years ago.


do you still need help with this?