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Sticky Accelerator

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by wgerow, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. Dec 10, 2010 at 5:50 AM
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    wgerow

    wgerow [OP] Member

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    Accelerator is sticky to push down. you almost have to punch it to get it to engage if you take your foot off of it for more than a 5-10 seconds. It has been a lot worse with the cold weather. seems like the throttle cable is sticky, but again I don't have much knowledge. If you are driving and remove your foot from the accelerator and then engage the accelerator it makes a real jerky motion when it finally engages. the only way around it is to engage the clutch, punch it, let out the clutch, then you can get a smooth engage out of the accelerator.....otherwise it is an annoying motion every time.

    2002 2.7 L 168K 4x4

    Any way for an easy fix on this???
     
  2. Dec 10, 2010 at 9:12 AM
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    Who Dat Popcorn

    Who Dat Popcorn Dafuq

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    Our 2001 Camry did this...took it to the dealer and they fixed it. Not sure what it was though.
     
  3. Dec 11, 2010 at 7:21 AM
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    wgerow

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    figured if i took it to the dealer and said I had a problem with my gas pedal they would fix it no questions asked......maybe even for free. Going to the dealer is always a major PIA, so I haven't done it, but maybe i should.

    Thanks
     
  4. Dec 21, 2010 at 4:07 PM
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    Cdn98TacomaSR5

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    Open your air intake assembly where it meets your intake manifold. Spray carb cleaner in there to clean out the gunk. That is what is making your throttle stick. Mine did the same thing. Fixed it right away for the cost of one can of carb cleaner. Easy fix.
     
  5. Dec 21, 2010 at 4:12 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    x2.......i would use some crc intake cleaner or some seafoam deep creep....spray the throttle plate real good and scrub with an old toothbrush. then...spray again and wipe out with a clean shop rag. should take care of the problem.
     
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