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I have to use force on the accelerator while stopped

Old 01-30-2019, 06:03 PM
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I have to use force on the accelerator while stopped

So I was driving the other day and I was at a red light and as soon as the light turned green I tried to go and it was stuck up I had to put a lot of force on the accelerator for it to go could it be because the weather is cold or is there something wrong? And also this happens when it rains..

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Old 01-31-2019, 08:05 AM
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Unhook accelerator cable at throttle body. Rotate throttle to check for binding. If no binding then the issue is in the cable between the throttle body and accelerator pedal. Check for kinks in this cable. If no kinks then expect to find corrosion inside the cable. Remove cable, verify corrosion and binding exists and replace cable. Imagine what would happen if the cable stuck with the engine running at 3000-4000 RPM.
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Old 01-31-2019, 08:37 AM
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Something similar happened to me on a completely different car about 20 years ago. It had a manual cable assist for the cruse control, married up to the throttle underneath the pedal cable. The exterior stiff plastic had cracked and when I was stepping on the pedal, the Cruse cable was bending and binding the whole process...same feeling you described...had to put a lot of physical force. I was fortunate to have tie straps in the car, and formulated a rig fix until the cruse cable I ordered from the dealership came in. Was like a $30 part back in the day. Not saying yours is a cruse cable, but as Doug above stated, you may have a bound up cable...
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Old 01-31-2019, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by DougR View Post
Unhook accelerator cable at throttle body. Rotate throttle to check for binding. If no binding then the issue is in the cable between the throttle body and accelerator pedal. Check for kinks in this cable. If no kinks then expect to find corrosion inside the cable. Remove cable, verify corrosion and binding exists and replace cable. Imagine what would happen if the cable stuck with the engine running at 3000-4000 RPM.
Thanks For the information gonna give it a check!
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