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My 1998 200sx stopped accelerating while getting on freeway.

The car seemed to stay running just no acceleration - nothing happened when pressing gas pedal. When 1st starting car and driving out of parking lot I heard small click noises... the car also pulled/sputtered twice before acceleration stopped working. Any ideas on how to fix or any short term fixes to get it home without a tow? Thanks in advance!

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Could be the cable that actavates the throttle plate on the intake..
The cable comes from the gas pedel and pulls on the throttle plane in the intake manifold.. opening the plate to let air flow through to the engine. On the other side from the cable is a plastic sensor with wires attached to it this is the Throttle position sensor.. if this is disconnected or broken the computer cannot receive the single that you are pushing on the gas pedel.. very rare for the throttle position sensor to break completly.. best posibility broken cable.. open hood find cable connected to throttle body, have someone in car push pedel see if it moves. Good luck.

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