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Gas pedal problem for Matrix 2003

There appears to be some delay in acceleration with my 2003 toyota matrix xrs, automatic. It is almost like there is a little play in the gas pedal. When starting and depressing the pedal there is a short distance of no effect and then the car will begin to go. Is this a sign of any obvious probem or something that could be adjusted?

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You may need to adjust the accelerator cable, it may be a little lose try to tighten it.. it may help

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