Car trouble, anyone know anything about cars?

Discussion in 'The Chatter Box' started by RunAround, May 6, 2009.

  1. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    Yeah, so I go to start my car this morning and just reves up beyond the red line on the meter that measures how hard the engine is working. I had to throw it into park to stop it from hitting the house next door because the brake wasn't holding it!!!! :shocked: :shocked:

    So I turned it off and keep trying to start it but it just keeps doing the same thing. :hair:
     
  2. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    :tears: :tears: I just had the stupid thing towed. *Sigh* Hopefully it's an easy fix. The Tow guy was able to get it started ok with some fiddling with the throttle control in the engine.

    Just what I need, another bill. :GAAH: :GAAH:
     

  3. Victoria

    Victoria New Member

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    Dec 20, 2008
    Vernonia, Oregon
    Wow!! How exciting is that!!?? It sounds like your throttel is stuck...the wire that connects from the carb to the gas petal . You may need to take the air filter off to check it..hope that helps a bit for ya..
     
  4. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I am not good at cars... :( ....I wish I can help......I hope it is something simple to fix.....good luck........ :hug:
     
  5. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    Well it was $65 to tow it about 5 blocks away. :hair:

    :sigh:
     
  6. FunnyRiverFarm

    FunnyRiverFarm New Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    Hudson, MI
    Geez...I'm not sure...not too mechanical unfortunately. I should have paid more attention when my dad tried to teach me that kind of stuff. :shrug:

    I sure hope it's not too expensive to fix.
     
  7. bheila

    bheila New Member

    644
    Jan 9, 2009
    Kent, Wa
    I wish you were closer my husband would've adjusted it for you for nothing.
     
  8. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    oh frustrating. Well lets hope that the repair is simple and not costly.