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Old 04-19-2009, 09:19 AM   #1
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Chally + Pole = Fail



Found this on LS1Tech.com apparently a tech at a dealership was moving a car. Then the throttle stuck and between hitting a pole or cruising into four lanes of traffic. He picked the pole.

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Old 04-19-2009, 09:22 AM   #2
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:23 AM   #3
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oh shit. Beautiful car too
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:27 AM   #4
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Good thing the Camaro throttle won't stick (I hope)!
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:34 AM   #5
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Maybe I don't really know the true prominence of a stuck throttle but... couldn't he have just put his foot on the brake pedal?
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:55 AM   #6
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Probably tried that..and it obviously didn't work. What I wonder is why he just didn't turn the car off and slam the brakes. Sure it'd be stuck in D if it were an Auto, but at least the car would have been saved for the most part.
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:58 AM   #7
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Probably tried that..and it obviously didn't work. What I wonder is why he just didn't turn the car off and slam the brakes. Sure it'd be stuck in D if it were an Auto, but at least the car would have been saved for the most part.
He panicked.
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Old 04-19-2009, 10:05 AM   #8
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After reading the thread, I assumed as much. Oh well, cheap R/T on the auction block now.
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Old 04-19-2009, 10:51 AM   #9
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*Facepalm* And my dad still wants one of those...Sigh...
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Old 04-19-2009, 10:52 AM   #10
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:15 AM   #11
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"Throttle stuck."

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I can't handle the power!

A likely response from a driver who wants to get on it, but can't handle it.
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:34 AM   #12
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*Facepalm* And my dad still wants one of those...Sigh...
cars dont drive themselves...
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Old 04-19-2009, 02:51 PM   #13
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Old 04-19-2009, 02:55 PM   #14
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Old 04-19-2009, 04:23 PM   #15
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Good thing the Camaro throttle won't stick (I hope)!
Camaro's got Drive By Wire too...

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Maybe I don't really know the true prominence of a stuck throttle but... couldn't he have just put his foot on the brake pedal?
It all happens very fast. It's not like a stuck throttle in a minivan.

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Probably tried that..and it obviously didn't work. What I wonder is why he just didn't turn the car off and slam the brakes. Sure it'd be stuck in D if it were an Auto, but at least the car would have been saved for the most part.
Shutting it off in D would not have damaged anything at all. I wouldn't recommend it as a habit, but it's not going to hurt anything the one time when the throttle gets stuck.

Another option is to shove it into N and let the engine bounce off the rev limiter until you stop it and shut it off.
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Old 04-19-2009, 05:03 PM   #16
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Wonder what happened to the thread.
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Old 04-19-2009, 05:09 PM   #17
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Wonder what happened to the thread.
hollywoodGU copypasted it from another forum. He didn't copy the link, he just copied the displayed text. If you hover and look at where it points, it links to "racers...ealership.html".

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Old 04-19-2009, 05:11 PM   #18
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Old 04-19-2009, 07:32 PM   #19
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Old 04-19-2009, 11:49 PM   #20
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"Stuck throttle" often means the driver was confused and stood on the throttle thinking it was the brakes. I bet this guy decided to blame the car what his boss asked what happened.
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Old 04-20-2009, 06:07 AM   #21
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drive by wire got stuck? i highly doubt it, if this is true we will see a MASSIVE recall on every challenger ever made, the guy panicked, smashed the accelerator and decided to go into a pole instead of in traffic, at least he didnt slam into some people...

throttle stuck my ass..
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Old 04-20-2009, 07:51 AM   #22
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This definately sounds fishy.
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Old 04-20-2009, 08:13 AM   #23
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"Throttle stuck."

Translation:

I can't handle the power!

A likely response from a driver who wants to get on it, but can't handle it.
I'm with tag on this one. Sounds like the kid who was asked to move it decided to get on it and see what it could do and found out it has too much power for him.
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Old 04-20-2009, 08:24 AM   #24
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Old 04-20-2009, 08:28 AM   #25
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Boss: what happend here son?
Kid: it's the darndest thing, i pressed that there pedal down and she just took off boss..


lol true story.
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