Q: Acceleration inoperative gas pedal - 1992 Plymouth Acclaim

asked by on

I’m having trouble with accelerating my car. When I press on the gas pedal it is useless. So I changed the fuel filter, cut off the catalytic converter and straight piped it. This didn’t help my car accelerate any better and my gas pedal is inoperative. Do you have any suggestions as to what I can do to make my car run normally?

Hi there, thank you for your question. There is a mechanical link between the throttle pedal and the throttle body on the engine, usually called the throttle cable. Check this part to see if it broken or has stretched over time. If there is too much slack in the cable, the throttle butterfly valve will not open properly. If this is the case and you’d like help replacing the throttle cable, a certified technician from YourMechanic can come to your home or office and do it for you.

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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Acceleration inoperative gas pedal - 1992 Plymouth Acclaim

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: The weld broke from the manifold or the catalytic converter. Will it be ok to drive if a few miles until I can get it fixed

Hi there. Where the manifold is located on this vehicle, you may cause additional damage to the surrounding area components from the exhaust heat. I would not recommend driving it except to the repair shop if it is only a...

Q: Shifting issues during usual acceleration

Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2009 Mercedes-Benz E550. Be sure to verify that your car is not in "Limp Mode," as this will likely create the same reaction for your car. Mercedes uses this as a safety feature...

Q: How do I use the fuel gauge?

The fuel gauge is located on your instrument control panel, and lets you know how much gas is left in the fuel tank. On one end of the gauge is an F, which stands for full. On the other side...

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 to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...