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Gas pedal has a hard spot.

The gas pedal will push down to a certain point, but then to push past this point, it is very difficult. After you break past this point, the gas will push down regularly. This only happens when the truck is in drive, and when revved up in neutral, the throttle cable moves perfectly normal and easy. This happens every time i turn it back on after it has sat for more than an hour.

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First try moving the the throttle cable by hand at the throttle body. If that is free, examine the other linkage components for binding.
If the throttle is still stuck is likely that the throttle valve is sticking in the bore.
Remove the intake hose from the air cleaner and see if it is gummed up in there. You can use some carb cleaner to clean it. Do this with the engine running and where smoke from the tail pipe won't upset your neighbors.
If it is not gummed up, then likely the throttle butterfly has worn the throat of the throttle body and is seating itself too tightly. Time for a new throttle body.
Good luck

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it is a dirty throttle plate. $280 is an absolute ripoff for a cleaning, it is about 10-15 minutes of work. They are probably quoting replacing the throttle body which about a $150 part.

Got to Autozone and get "CRC Throttle Body Cleaner". Remove aire inlet hose at throttle body with a screwdriver. Spray a *small* bit onto throttle plate, use clean rag or qtips to remove gum/varnish. Spray pivots and also clean around perimeter of the plate. Take it to an independent mechanic if you are unsure of the procedure.

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SOURCE: tranny pops into neutral if i push on gas pedal hard

Thats what I thought. Locate your shift cables on drivers side where they attach to transmission on top. The linkages they are attached to are very prone to seizing up because of the location of them. Your throttle valve cable is there to on the very top of that linkage. You need to get lots of penetrating spray (like WD-40) on there and keep working them until they move freely. Eventually you'll be able to move that top part by hand easily, turn it back & forth until it loosens up real good. Once you get them moving freely, give them a good coat of spray grease like with lithium grease. that should last quite a while. You may be able to get at it better by removing battery & tray if it's on that side still & in the way of getting to it. Have you had any hard downshifting or hanging up & revving high before it goes in to next gear when driving?

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Your noise sounds like it is power train related,If you have eliminated the engine,Since it doesn't make the noise while moving and in neutral.
It sounds like a universal joint in the drive shaft.Do you notice a vibration
along with the noise?

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