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Old 07 Apr 2004, 10:30 am   #1 (permalink)
Kristi
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When I push on the gas pedal from a dead stop, it sticks, as if you cannot
push it down at all, then will free itself, allowing the car to
accelerate. This is the only time it sticks. Any suggestions, or anyone
else having this problem?

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Old 07 Apr 2004, 12:26 pm   #2 (permalink)
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"Kristi" <kristibtrfly13@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> When I push on the gas pedal from a dead stop, it sticks, as if you cannot
> push it down at all, then will free itself, allowing the car to
> accelerate. This is the only time it sticks. Any suggestions, or anyone
> else having this problem?


The pedal uses a bowden-cable (usually called a 'throttle cable or
accerlator cable'), the same design as a bicycle handbrake cable, only
slightly larger, to operate the throttle on the motor. If it has lost some
of its lubrication or is kinked or has started to fray (the inner wire), it
will stick

Jason


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Old 07 Apr 2004, 12:59 pm   #3 (permalink)
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What car model? On some it means a throttle body cleaning is in order.


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> When I push on the gas pedal from a dead stop, it sticks, as if you cannot
> push it down at all, then will free itself, allowing the car to
> accelerate. This is the only time it sticks. Any suggestions, or anyone
> else having this problem?
>



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Old 07 Apr 2004, 03:17 pm   #4 (permalink)
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It is a 1997 Camry

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Old 07 Apr 2004, 04:40 pm   #5 (permalink)
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"Kristi" <kristibtrfly13@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:<0a46a0a437e2d14f3d175fff26468cf4@localhost.t alkaboutautos.com>...
> When I push on the gas pedal from a dead stop, it sticks


It's the butterfly valve sticking in the throttle body.
Haynes repair manual shows how to clean it.
Basically, a rag, an old toothbrush, and emissions control safe
carburetor cleaner.
Or, you could disconnect the water lines, unbolt it from the intake
manifold, and clean it once removed from the vehicle.
If you take it to the Dealer, that's the way they clean the throttle
body.
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Old 08 Apr 2004, 11:28 am   #6 (permalink)
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"Daniel M. Dreifus" <nospampls2002@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> "Kristi" <kristibtrfly13@hotmail.com> wrote in message

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> > When I push on the gas pedal from a dead stop, it sticks

>
> It's the butterfly valve sticking in the throttle body.
> Haynes repair manual shows how to clean it.
> Basically, a rag, an old toothbrush, and emissions control safe
> carburetor cleaner.
> Or, you could disconnect the water lines, unbolt it from the intake
> manifold, and clean it once removed from the vehicle.
> If you take it to the Dealer, that's the way they clean the throttle
> body.


I don't doubt that is what happening, but to be sure, she could get the
cable removed from the throttle bell-crank and test the throttle for
free-oeration or not.

Jason


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Old 13 Apr 2004, 11:21 am   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the advice! I cleaned the throttle body with carb cleaner
and it fixed the problem!

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