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My 04 ford Taurus gas pedal sticks open going down road how can I fix this problem

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Check that it is not sticking on aftermarket mats on the floor

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You may need a transmission flush, if one of the valves sticks in the transmission it may not make a quick decision to shift when in between gears. Worst case ...this may be a precursor to worse problems, like a transmission rebuild.

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SOURCE: 97 Ford Taurus 24val 3.0L 6cyl, P1518 IMRC open

There is a technical sevice bulletin for this exact issue. Go to the dealer and request they reprogram the pcm. You should not pay more than a half hour labor, they'll probably try to get a diagnosis fee out of you. Tell them no, just reprogram the pcm to latest calibration. If this doesn't fix it, then repost or pay to chat, but that should fix ya.

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SOURCE: I have a 2004 Ford focus and the gas pedal sticks.

What you want to do is isolate the problem. You want to disconnect the throttle cable with the engine off. Then move the part that the throttle cable was attached to by hand.
The part that remains on the engine should not bind up. If it binds you want to remove the airduct to the metal piece it attaches to.
Then move the engine part again and see if a flap is moving or binding. There is an electrical part called a TPS which attached to the shaft of the flap. It has 2 screws and 1 electric plug. If this part seems to be sticking it is bad. It should move smoothly and needs to be replaced.
If the engine part moves smoothly without the throttle cable attached, then all the binding is in the cable. You can try spraying WD40 into the old cable, but a new cable would be best.

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