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Sticky gas pedal

My gas pedal is very hard to push down, when trying to accelerate from a stop sign i have to push down the pedal very hard which in turn cases my head to ****. Any one else having this problem?

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  • NOEY4 Nov 28, 2008

    I'm having the same problem, and the dealer says it is a regular issue with the throttle plate needing to be "degunked" at a $280 price tag.  Does this sound correct, and why wouldn't it be under warranty?  I have a 2006 w/ 43,000 miles, and a 50,000 mile warranty.

  • michaelpouln Mar 15, 2009

    We have the same problem with our 06 Tribute. Gas pedal sticks at certain times while trying to accelerate. This is very dangerous and needs to be addressed. Will discuss the solutions posted here with dealer and see what they say.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    No power when gas pedal is pushed down

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It is a dirty throttle plate. $280 is an absolute ripoff for a cleaning, it is about 10-15 minutes of work. They are probably quoting replacing the throttle body which about a $150 part.

Got to Autozone and get "CRC Throttle Body Cleaner". Remove aire inlet hose at throttle body with a screwdriver. Spray a *small* bit onto throttle plate, use clean rag or qtips to remove gum/varnish. Spray pivots and also clean around perimeter of the plate. Take it to an independent mechanic if you are unsure of the procedure.

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Check on the things that are attached to the gas pedal: the throttle cable and lining, the connection/control on the fuel injector/carburetor, the spring on that connection, the throttle cable and lining, and the pedal's mount itself. bad lubrication at any one of these points could be jambing the pedal, but if the pedal is only hard to push down and comes up alright it is probably a bad adjustment on the spring that returns the fuel injector/carburetor to idle. this spring is on the rotating part on the throttle body to which the throttle cable is attached

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Some tributes have a throttle cable recall, some have carbon buildup on the throttle plate and sometimes the plastic throttle bodies stick and need replaced.

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