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Gas pedal stuck to floor no gas going to engine

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  • bill1959 Sep 24, 2009

    Is there some type of lubricant to loosen up connection vechicle sat for 90 days

  • bill1959 Sep 24, 2009

    do they tend to bind up when sitting for a while?

  • bill1959 Sep 24, 2009

    Why does the pedal stick in the first place? I could understand if wire was not connected

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Hi,

You have a fault somewhere in the electronic throttle control system. Engine speed on this model is controlled by the computer; there is no mechanical connection between the gas pedal and the throttle on the engine. Diagnosing faults with this system does require use of the factory scan equipment or equivalent. I am afraid that this is not something you can diagnose or repair at home. You will need to have the vehicle taken to the dealer or to whatever repair shop you normally use to have the cause of the problem identified.

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  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 Sep 24, 2009

    Thanks for your response!!

    If it is a cable problem, do not bother with lubricating it and just
    replace it. Do not spray any lubricant on the linkage and will allow dirt to stick to the linkage causing
    sticking and binding.

    NEVER USE ANY LUBRICANT IF THAT'S THROTTLE CABLE.

    Still i have seen people advising WD 40 or Lithium Base which is totally wrong.

    Thanks.


  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 Sep 24, 2009

    Thanks for your response!!

    Yes. One of my clients faced the same issue when he purchased a car,which was sitting for more than a year with the previous owner.

    That's again a possibility. As i said, there might be many reasons. It requires proper diagnosis by a mechanic.

    Hope i helped you.

    Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!


  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 Sep 24, 2009

    Thanks for your response!!

    I have even saw one of clients who have this problem due to MAT. :p

    Hilarious but to be honest there are so many reasons.I have seen this problem due to Kink in the cable as well.

    There is a nice blog ( Not for your Model ). This is a common problem. So, that article would really help you :-

    http://jasongraphix.com/journal/gas-peda...

    Let me know, if needed further assistance.

    Hope i helped you.

    Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!


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