Q: Q: Gas pedal not working

asked by on

After giving my battery a jump and mixing up the leads, the engine starts, but nothing happens when I press the gas pedal. I don't know if it's the alternator or a blown fuse. I get no RPMs.

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 position. The only thing I can think of, is that some part of this system got damaged when you hooked the battery cables up backwards. I suggest you have a trained professional, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect your vehicle firsthand to see if this is the case. They will be able to diagnose why your car does not move when you press the gas pedal and recommend appropriate repairs to have this problem solved.

Was this answer helpful?
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. Q: Gas pedal not working

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: Q: OIL CHANGE

The best thing to do is to call Jiffy Lube and have them take care of problem. If they did something wrong and all the oil leaked out then the engine may have damaged internally. Do not attempt to do...

Q: Q: Vehicle hard to start

There can be quite a few reasons why you are experiencing a hard start condition in your Honda Civic. This can range from a weak fuel pump, dirty idle air control valve, a failing fuel pressure regulator or perhaps it...

Q: Take off alternator install - 1992 Plymouth Acclaim V6

Hi there, thanks for your question. These procedures are vehicle specific as they are not all assembled the exact same way. Basically, you want to disconnect the battery before doing anything else. To do this, loosen the belt tension and...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
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...