Q: Bang

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The second i started my car "Bang" and immediately the car accelerated all by itself. Immediately shut off and started again. This time it backfired and the engine revved again. Was afraid to put in drive. No sparks no burning.....little bit of rubber smell.

My car has 138000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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