Q: 1994Camaro 1994 Chevrolet Camaro Base 6 Cyl 3.4L My car is accelerating with me stepping on the gas I was driving fine all day

asked by on

1994Camaro

1994 Chevrolet Camaro Base 6 Cyl 3.4L

My car is accelerating with me stepping on the gas

I was driving fine all day, when i decided to stop at walmart for about 10 min. i return to my car. I turn my car on and is sounds as if i was pressing on the gas but i was not. So i place the car in drive and without my placing my foot on the gas it is accelerating. what could be the possible issue?
My car has an automatic transmission.

The throttle on this car has a cable and you should check the floor mat to make sure it is not holding the throttle pedal. Also, look at the throttle body to make sure something is not holding the throttle open. If everything looks okay, then check to see if your idle air valve may be stuck. This can be done by a computer test to see if it is setting a code. A technician from YourMechanic can come to your car’s location to have this checked out if you are still having problems.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. 1994Camaro 1994 Chevrolet Camaro Base 6 Cyl 3.4L My car is accelerating with me stepping on the gas I was driving fine all day

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: I push the brakes but it won't stop

Claimed by Jeff Engstrom

Q: Hood won't open in 1994 Toyota Land Cruiser

Hello. If the hood does not open after a radiator replacement, the latch may have been disturbed. The support that the latch bolts to, needs to be removed to replace the radiator. The cable could have fallen off, or the...

Q: Blinker blinking too fast

Hello. The most common cause of this is either a bad body control module or a bad ground. Most of the time this is from a short in the body control module. I would typically start by checking the connections...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.