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"dead" accelerator

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by rocktoy09, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. Nov 20, 2009 at 6:59 AM
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    rocktoy09

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    I'm curious if anyone has / is experiencing this odd symptom. I have an 09 Tacoma TRD Off Road 4.0 V6. Occasionally, upon putting the truck in drive my gas pedal behaves "dead". In other words, it is not causing the engine to increase power and move the truck forward. Instead, I sit there and continue to slowly push the pedal and then all of a sudden it "takes off". Now, the time is very little, maybe a second or two. My dealer said this is due to the transmission not being up to temp and that the computer senses this and does not allow acceleration. But this happens randomly, when cold or up to temp. Any ideas?
     
  2. Nov 20, 2009 at 7:00 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Never heard of that before.
     
  3. Nov 20, 2009 at 7:07 AM
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    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

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    ^^What he said.

    Try another dealer.
     
  4. Nov 20, 2009 at 7:08 AM
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    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    It could also be a hesitation with the throttle by wire......

    Same as if you're driving along normally and want to pass someone and you stomp on the pedal.....there's a brief delay before it actually does anything.
     
  5. Nov 20, 2009 at 7:16 AM
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    swise

    swise TRIFECTA!!!

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    I vote for throttle by wire problem , maybe dirt/gunk in the contacts causing problem.
     
  6. Nov 20, 2009 at 7:17 AM
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    swise

    swise TRIFECTA!!!

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    i also think your dealer is a retard.
     
  7. Nov 20, 2009 at 4:57 PM
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    spp

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    Does it do it in park as well?
     
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