I am having a problem with the Acceleration, The petal may be loose? It feel like the petal doesn't go down as far as it used to, the cars takeoff is significantly slower now. I have inspected the gas...
Real good chance the throttle valve cable and linkage from throttle to top of linkage is seized, or seizing and needs lubrication. You'll have to remove battery to see it good under battery tray, and look for the piece of linkage on top where shifter linkage attaches.It needs to move freely. It also regulates your shift points as well, when passing etc. If you push gas pedal hard, it will begin to stick in lower gear longer (revving) before it shifts up, and will downshift hard as well when slowing to stop. Gas pedal will feel stiff, until you get it freed up. Try penetrating lube like WD-40 first to get it freed up, then spray white lithium grease or similar on it after. Do not try to remove nut holding it on, and remove linkage, just leave it on there and keep working it until it will move a full sweep back and forth freely. If you remove that piece of linkage, shaft will drop down and need to remove pan etc to fix it. If you need a picture, let me know, I have one from past experience with same.
Dec 15, 2010 |
1997 Dodge Neon