I have the above car with a slight problem: The accelerator keeps sticking
down and reving the engine like mad. It seems to mostly happen when moving
off after idling for a while (or moving off when the engine is hot). It
*always* happens in traffic jams -- the stop-start motion seems to set it
I've cleaned and oiled the linkage but it's not made much difference.
Any ideas please?
When I had this problem, it was because of the floor mat pressing against
the gas pedal. If it is still a problem, then I suggest you take a look at
your gas pedal... manually push your throttle behind that pedal and make
sure the movement is smooth... if yes, then it could either be your pedal or
the spring that supposed to bring the throttle back to 0.
Also, it could be the cable/linkage which is mostly plastic in the
engine compartment. The adjustable portion of this cable was BROKEN on
my car when I bought it, which could tend to stop the cable from
sliding like it should.
Pulling the air cleaner should let you examine this.
Another possibility is that the Throttle plate is actually sticking in
the throttle body. If the gas pedal and linkage seem to be completely
smooth when unhooked, this is your next candidate.
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