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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.
How to Buy a Good Quality Accelerator Pad
As As you step on the accelerator pedal in your vehicle, you probably aren’t even thinking about the accelerator pad. It seems we don’t usually notice this part until it’s badly worn, ripped, or lifting. It’s important to keep this...

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Why is my car not moving when in drive

This may be likely due to low transmission fluid or potentially a faulty transmission control module. The transmission control module helps regulate fuel efficiency and power while storing information about the transmission system in its memory. A faulty transmission control...

Starting issue, fuel smell

A few things can cause rough starting like you have described. The usual culprits are issues with the battery (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/symptoms-of-a-bad-or-failing-battery), starter (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/symptoms-of-a-bad-or-failing-starter), fuel pump (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/symptoms-of-a-bad-or-failing-fuel-pump), fuel filter (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/symptoms-of-a-bad-or-failing-fuel-filter), or the ignition switch (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/symptoms-of-a-bad-or-failing-ignition-switch). I'd recommend enlisting a qualified technician to...

Sluggish acceleration

From the description provided, it appears that you are experiencing transmission problems when accelerating your Mini Cooper. There can be a variety of reasons for this to happen, such as low fluid, a failing shift solenoid or even internal damage...

Problem with acceleration

Hi. There are dozens of potential causes for your problem. It could be anything from a worn fuel pump to a clogged air filter. If the Check Engine Light is on (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/check-engine-light-is-on-inspection), the first step is to retrieve the diagnostic...

Low gas mileage

Real world mileage numbers very rarely stack up to those advertised by the manufacturer, but 13 MPG does seem very low. There are several things you can do to improve your mileage. First, make sure your tires are properly inflated...

Gas pedal won't work

The adjustable pedal mechanism sensor may be defective, require replacement, and have the codes cleared. Ford had a bulletin that covered this problem in 2005, and offered a free replacement of this sensor. This bulletin is no longer active, but...

Gas pedal sticking

I have seen this issue before. Your gas pedal is connected to the throttle plate via a cable. If the throttle plate becomes dirty, it will get stuck (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/gas-pedal-is-stuck-inspection) and harder to move. You will feel this in the gas...

Gas pedal not working

Hello. Your car is equipped with an electric throttle actuator, so there is no mechanical link between the gas pedal and the throttle valve. The gas pedal in your car is just a sensor that tells the computer how much...

Car not accelerating

Hello, in your particular vehicle the RPMs and gas pedal are controlled electronically. The accelerator pedal position switch sends a signal to the ECU which sends a signal to the throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor controls the opening...

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...

What can it be if its not the throttle body?

The throttle body is a common failure on Chrysler's, but there is another component that is key to the throttle system on your car. The gas pedal assembly has a sensor very similar to the throttle body and is an...

Starting issue, fuel smell

The fuel pressure would need to be checked to make sure the pressure regulator (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/fuel-pressure-regulator-replacement) is not leaking fuel and that the pressure is correct. You may have a leaking injector (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/fuel-injector-replacement) if the pressure is okay. I recommend having...

RPMs fluctuating

This sounds like there could possibly be a vacuum leak somewhere. My other guess is that the new idle air control valve may also be malfunctioning. If you switched out some parts lately, getting new car parts that are bad...

No acceleration when I press the gas

If the engine just revs up after you put it into gear, I would suspect a transmission problem. But if you don't have any control over engine speed it's likely a linkage malfunction between the pedal and throttle body, or...

im having trouble starting my car

If you feel like the vehicle is flooded, try smelling the tailpipe for gas fumes after trying to start the vehicle. You can also try putting the vehicle in "clear flood mode", or "clear out mode" by holding the gas...

Gas pedal sticks

Try and see if the throttle sticks when the engine is not running. If the throttle does not stick, check the throttle plates for carbon buildup. This can cause the plates to stick when it is running. Cleaning off the...

Gas pedal not working

Your vehicle uses an electronic throttle instead of a conventional throttle cable. In this system, the control module receives a signal from the accelerator pedal position sensor. The module then uses this information to control the motor to adjust throttle...

Car won't go over 35 mph

Hello. We'll be happy to help with your 1998 BMW 318i. Your power loss may be due to something like a clogged catalytic converter (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/catalytic-converter-replacement), a bad ignition module, or faulted spark plugs (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/spark-plugs-replacement). Check the flow of the catalytic...

Car keeps stalling

Hello. It sounds like your problem lies in the fuel/air mixture going to the carburetor. If the fuel/air mixture is not accurate, the idle needs to be checked with a vacuum gauge and adjusted to the proper idle and vacuum...

1998 Toyota Corolla won't accelerate

A low fluid level will cause the transmission to not go into a drive gear fully. The differential seals from the transaxle can leak, and cause fluid level to drop. If these seals are leaking, they will need to be...

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