Q: Accelerator sticking during cold weather

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The accelerator sticks during extremely cold weather.

A dirty throttle body can cause your accelerator to stick. If enough dirt builds up the throttle blade inside can bind up on the dirt. I would ask for help from a mechanic to clean your throttle body and check over your accelerator pedal for any other issues.

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