I have a 2000 honda accord EX with 5 speed manual transmission. In
the morning, first time I step on the gas pad at 1st gear, I feel the
gas pad is stuck after a little movement, then push harder, it passed
the sticky point, and the rpm jumped to 2-3 k. It is not felt smooth
like before. Anybody know what cause this problem? Sometime it gives
rough ride at 1st gear.
Thanks in advance.
Throttle body is dirty and in need of cleaning.
You may have a PCV system problem in addition to the dirty throttle body,
so it's wise to have the intake system checked out by a competent mechanic.
If the throttle body has dry black carbon deposits, a cleaning will
suffice. If it has wet or gummy crud in it, then there are additional
There is a fairly specific procedure to cleaning the throttle body, so this
would be a good one to entrust to your local Honda dealer even if that
costs a bit more.
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