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Old 12-14-2012, 07:27 PM
Theola_Henry214 Theola_Henry214 is offline
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Location: Austin, Texas
Join Date: Dec 2012
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Mein Auto: 1997(8) BMW 540i Auto
FlyBot, yes my brake pedal would NOT give!!! It was very scary and the car would gradually accelerate. I managed to get the car to an open Lowe's parking lot....seriously-WHEW!!!! And the gas pedal is non-responsive if I pull or push. I tried it briefly while the car was on but I couldn't bear that sound of my engine so I shut it off

I, unfortunately had to pull up the emergency brake and then force it into park. I know that is terrible and horrific for the transmission, but I didn't know what to do!

Strange days, thanks and I looked up similar problems and a majority had suggestion of the throttle cable being faulty...or the plate. Some makes and models DO NOT recommend the cleaning of said part, others do.

I appreciate the replies. Y'all are correct with the diagnosis of this problem. Now, I must find out how much this will cost me (my mom).... I'm kinda nervous about that, too.

Is there a part I can get? What can I do to lessen the cost of this?

Thank you,

Theola Henry
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