... the throttle sticks wide open and your teenage daughter shifts into neutral. You guessed it - very bad, very loud mechanical sounds. It wasn't her fault that the throttle stuck but it scared her and instead of turning off the ignition she popped it into neutral. She was planning to buy her own car at college graduation next April and I would get my SE-R back. Not whining here, just mourning. Anyone ever heard of the throttle sticking like this? I drove out to where she parked along the free way and the pulley closest to the motor that holds the cable was indeed rotated way back toward the pass. side as if the gas pedal was floored. I had some penetrating oil w/ me and shot some on the shaft and it rotated back but when I started it and brought the revs up a little for a to test, at about 2500 rpm, it just stuck again so I shut it down. Motor is definitely junk though - anything above 1500 rpm, big rod knocking sound.