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Gas pedal(throttle sticking)

Have checked cable,lubricated also checked return spring
pedal seems to still stick,and acelarate.
tapping pedal stops it along with lifting pedal with toe.
could cable be frayed or streched?

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  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    cant push the gas pedal

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    could this be a problem with the throttle cable? Where is is located and how can i check it



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Yes cable could be streched

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