My car is acting like it wants to run out of gas every time i go over
45mph.. when i stop at a light or stop sign, before i get ready to go
the car dies, i learned to fix the problem about when i stop.. i give
the car a little gas while my foot is still on the brake to give it a
little umph.. when i get ready to go.. help me... i brought it to an
auto shop and talk to many mechanics.. they said it sounds like my
throttle sensor..is that what it is?
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well plugs are a start ---their are a number of reasons for your condition and since didnt mention any check engine we ll do the ones that dont usually set off the codes --need tune up filters coils wires did plugs ----fuel pump malfunction ---fuel filter--egr valve [carboning up]--catalytic converter clogging or failing --throttle body needs cleaning -throttle body position sensor dirty
run the fault codes first
there are many reasons for this so instead of wasting money chasing guesses read the codes and get close to the problem
I'm thinking a problem accelerator position sensor or throttle position sensor but without the reports , that is just a guess
There's a good chance the Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) has gone bad. Have an electrician bench test it for bad spots (in the potentiometer). You may also have carbon/soot buildup on the throttle body thottle plate causing it to stick. Standard throttle/choke plate cleaner will take care of the throttle plate.
Sound's like running rich, you need to scan your computer and check data for ect sensor (coolant temp sensor ) if bad temp reading will run rich and map sensor, both act like a chock in your truck, check for vacuum at map sensor do not disconnect harness from sensor or will give you code for map sensor .Hope this was helpful.
it also sounds like it might be the distributor. Often overlooked until many more pricely repairs.... throttle position sensors have been known issues, I am pretty sure it is by your ignition block/rotor near the throttle linkage coming off the throttle body. If your car is not TBI then forget that last thing... hope this helps! ALSO try PCV valve... you never know and its only about $5.
Clean the throttle body with c.r.c. get it at autozone ect.The t.p.s. (throttle position sensor) could be acting up.The t.p.s. controls how much air/fuel enters the throttle body and if your problem only happens in the summer this may be your problem.