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The gas peddle on my truck will get stuck after I turn it on and I havae to push harder on the peddle to get it going. Have owners experienced this problem, how can I fix it?

The gas peddle on my 2000 Chevy Silverado, after turning it on will become stuck and I have to press harder to get it going. How can I fix it? Have other owners had problems with the gas peddle?

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  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    Checked the cable to the throttle body? it is probably beginning to fray and bind. If so it needs replacement.



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Clean the Throttle body intake. This is a known problem with our trucks. If you don't know what this is just google it. The butterfly valves will hang up on the black deposits and make the pedal stick at the top end. Super easy fix give it a shot. All you should need is some carb cleaner and scotchbrite pad. Cheers!

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