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How to Troubleshoot a Car That Doesn't Respond to The Gas Pedal
Car gas pedals control the speed of the car. Inspect the throttle and pedal first, then the fuel filter and fuel pump if the pedal doesn't respond.
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Gas pedal shakes when accelerating fast and misfire code came on?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The most common cause of engine or pedal shake (because you can feel the engine shake in the pedals) is a misfire. With that being said, its not uncommon to feel issues with brakes,...
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Over revving and no power going up hill. .
Hi there. The problem lies within the gas pedal. The pedal position sensor has lost its counts and is telling the computer to rev up the engine to a higher count, but the sensor will not deactivate until the brakes...
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I get a check-engine light and Reduced power. Throttle not responding on hill climbs.
Hi there. The first thing to do is get a code reader and check the codes that the engine has stored since the engine light is on. This will give you a starting point and a place to check for...
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The ASR light came on and the car went into limp mode - (the gas pedal work from the middle of pressing it).
Hi there. The ASR light is on for an issue with the throttle pedal position sensor located on the gas pedal. You may be able to reset the parameters without replacing any parts. Perform the following to reset the lights...
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My car isn't accelerating when I put in in drive and press the gas pedal.
Hi there. Check the brakes on your vehicle to see if they may be locked. Check the parking brake and make sure that its released. Visually look at around the brakes for anything out of the ordinary. If the brakes...
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My car revs it's rpms when at park and drives itself to 25 mph without pressure on the gas pedal
This may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on...
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Would a car that is out of alignment cause gas pedal vibration?
What is causing your pedal to vibrate should not be related to your alignment issue. Although your alignment issue may cause a substantial amount of vibration, this would be generally limited to the outer extremities of the car and not...
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Front wheel rattle on passenger side
Hi there. If the noise occurs when you accelerate the engine then it more than likely does not have anything to do with the brakes. From what you are explaining it sounds like an exhaust heat shield is loose. When...
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Car jumps in 5th when pushing gas pedal
This suggests you may have a worn or failing 5th gear synchronizer in your transmission. As you may know, when a clutch drags, it is not letting go of the disk fully which overloads the synchros and burns up the...
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My car gas pedal stop working. The engine power reduced turn on.
Hi there. The reduced power light is on for the computer putting the engine into limp mode for something went wrong. If your gas pedal is not functioning correctly, then the pedal has lost communication to the computer and to...
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What causes my truck to die when I take my foot off the gas pedal while in a turn?
Hi and thanks for contacting Your Mechanic. What seems to be happening is the idle air control valve (IAC) is not working. This valve controls the idle of the engine when the gas pedal and the throttle position sensor is...
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Why does my vehicle feel like it's being forced to move?
Hi there. If the engine continues to overheat after fixing a core plug leaking, then the thermostat may not be opening all the way and needs replaced. As far as the vehicle not wanting to move and seems like the...
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Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor p0222 Diagnosis
Hello. If the switch has already been replaced then the next thing I would check is APP sensor's harness and wiring. If there is any issue with the harness or wiring then it may be possible that it is throwing...
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Q: Car cut off while driving and won't start.
Hi there. It sounds like the throttle position sensor or the throttle pedal position sensor is not working properly. Check both the sensors harnesses and make sure that they are plugged in. Look for any broken wires or corrosion. If...
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Clicking when letting off the gas pedal.
The differential inside the transmission may be worn or have an issue with the bearings that is causing the clicking noise when loaded on the opposing side to the load applied when driving. Try to see if the noise occurs...
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My gas pedal is stuck to the floor and it takes a little while for car to speed up as it once did.
The gas pedal is broken in your car. I recommend replacing the gas pedal and the throttle pedal position sensor on the gas pedal if the new pedal does not come with a new sensor. The gas pedal has a...
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My car has trouble starting first thing in the morning or after sitting around for a while.
There are many causes of hard starting but illustrative ones are a faulty engine coolant temperature switch (sensor), malfunctioning idle air control (IAC) valve, vacuum and EGR leaks, inadequate fuel delivery or pressure (clogged fuel filter, injectors), and contaminated or...
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Car almost stalled, steering wheel locked up, all lights on dashboard came on, pushed gas pedal and nothing happened.
Hi there. When the engine is stalling and sputtering, this is an indication that the fuel system has lost pressure. Check the fuel pump relay and see if it is hot and if its clicking on when the key is...
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When I am driving the car will stopping accelerating as if I took my foot off the pedal but my foot hasn't even moved.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having issues with the throttle or throttle position sensor. These can be tested and replaced if needed. When this happens, you should also scan the vehicle for diagnostic troubleshooting codes....
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03 Nissan Altima wouldn't accelerate over 50 mph.
Hi there. This sounds like the gas pedal position sensor or the throttle body position sensor is not working properly. You can try manually resetting the gas pedal position sensor. To do this, perform the following: Turn on the...

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