Q: Q: Acceleration problems

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When I shifted into 2nd gear, my car jerked. When that happened I put on my brake hard and got off the highway and then turned off the car. The scary thing is that my gas pedal was stuck to the floor. I called a friend and left the car on the side of the road. Before I spend money to have it towed to the dealership, please tell me what I can do to get the accelerator pedal unstuck and if that's possible, would it be safe for me to drive it to the dealership myself?

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