Q: My car is idling high and the brakes are stiff.

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Okay the other day I took my throttle body/carb off of my motor to clean it. Afterwards I hooked all the hoses and plugs back up exactly how they were and now my car wants to idle around 2000 rpms and after I put it in gear to see if it would drop the brakes got stuff and haven't dropped yet. Could you please help with this?

My car has 288572 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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