My sister-in-law has an '89 Chevy Blazer with auto tranny. Today she told me
that the brakes aren't "catching" like they should (took longer than normal to
stop). Later this afternoon, her son said the Blazer seemed to not brake, but
accelerated and he "jammed it in park to keep from hitting the house". I know
that he may have messed up the tranny, but has anyone had any problems like
this (brakes not catching or maybe something wrong with the throttle sticking)?
Any and all help will be appreciated!
Worn brakes, high idle, 3.73 final drive ratio with the transfer case in
4 low will do that every time.
If braking is that much of an issue, have it towed to a shop and fixed.
As for throttles sticking, It can happen to any car for any reason.
Happens in my 84 Chevy Truck because the throttle shaft in the carburetor
is binding. When it becomes an issue, I turn the key to "OFF" with the truck
in gear. When I swap engines in the near future a new carburetor is going
in at that time.
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