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Old 02-19-2013, 07:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Sticking Gas Pedal??

I'm starting to drive my 02 that I recently purchased and have run into my first problem. I was sitting at a light this morning and when I pressed the gas pedal to go it wouldn't budge. I had to press really hard then it gave way and of course I lurched forward . I haven't taken a real close look at this yet, but have any of you encountered this problem? It could be kinda dangerous.
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That is not fly by wire right? It still has a lever or cable? If so something has come loose and is jamming up. If it is fly by wire, which I bet it is, it could still be something jammed. I would look asap you don't want it to stick the other way!
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That is not fly by wire right? It still has a lever or cable? If so something has come loose and is jamming up. If it is fly by wire, which I bet it is, it could still be something jammed. I would look asap you don't want it to stick the other way!
It has a cable and lever just like my 98. It kinda feels like its hanging up on something under the pedal itself. I'm at work now so I'll have to look at it later.
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Here some tips: 1) INSPECT YOUR CARPET AND PEDAL. If anything is near it, remove it and test. 2) Throttle cable, clean, inspect, lubricate 3) Butterfly, clean and inspect.
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On my sister's Camry the pedal was kinda sticky and we discovered the throttle body was all gunky so we cleaned it and it helped.
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There is some lint and dirt behind the gas pedal on the spring. I pulled some of that out and sprayed it with wd40. It got stuck again today though. When I get more time and a warmer day I'll unbolt it and clean it more thoroughly and take a closer look at some of the other possible causes.
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Okay, I'm 100% sure its the throttle body. Two times now I've felt the pedal sticking as I'm warming the car up to leave work. Both times I popped the hood and opened the throttle by hand. I really had to put some muscle into it before it would break loose and rev up. I guess the plate is sticking and I need to take the tb off the car and clean it really good. Either that or replace it.

Side issue: I also notice the car idles kind of rough after highway runs (15-20 min to work), so I'm hoping that if I fix the tb problem it will fix the idle problem too.
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Your IAC might need cleaned. I had to clean my TB for sticking and then tear down the IAC as the shaft was seized. Needed to take off the electronics and soak it in PB Blaster for 20 minutes and then spin it then spray it out with carb cleaner. Not sure how these things get so nasty. Mine had what looked like tar build up on it that had to soak in carb dip for about 8 hours before it would come up.
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I beleive I've found the problem. The plate itself was closing a little to far causing it to stick. I turned the adjustment screw 1/8 turn and it seems to be fine now.

You can actually see the yellow mark on the threads of the screw. The mark was towards the front of the car before.
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