Car Info: 2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L with about 140k miles on it.
The symptoms: On Tuesday of this week the car is in a parking lot, we return to the car, it starts and idles but when the accelerator is pressed the engine does not rev and it does not move. It started raining so I wanted to wait til the next day to tow it. Arrive the next morning, the car starts and runs just fine. Thursday morning, the car battery is dead. Will not start. Have not tried jumping because I am at work, fiancee just called and told me. Will check on it at lunch.
My question is, is it possible the two issues (battery and throttle) are related in some way or is this just an extremely unlucky week. I would rate my automotive knowledge level at about a 6 out of 10, I can replace stuff like alternator, battery, starter etc, but beyond simple bolt on parts, I get a bit fuzzy. I will likely take it to a shop but I want to be able to go to the shop with at least a few guesses.