Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Gas pedal sticking

asked by on

My gas pedal is 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 and harder to move. You will feel this in the gas pedal. The repair is rather simple and doesn’t require much more than a thorough cleaning of the throttle body. A mechanic such as one from YourMechanic should be able to help you take care of this. If throttle bodies get dirty enough, they can keep the car from starting.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 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

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: while driving the car shut off and havent been able to start it since the engine turns over but does not fire up

Unfortunately, we do not have enough information to diagnose your vehicle. It could be fuel related, ignition related, a computer failure, etc. A diagnostic scan may reveal the system that needs further testing. I suggest having a certified technician, like...

Q: My car died while on the freeway and I lost all power to my headlights, taillights, blinkers, power steering, windows and door loc

Hi there. Power to operate your vehicle during operation is supplied by the alternator. If you lost power to all systems, it will be caused by either the alternator failing, or an electrical relay or connection being damaged. Circuit tests...

Q: I drive a Suzuki Alto 2009 model. May car recently just a few days ago started having this vibrating problem which I could feel when I start the engine.

Check the brakes and see if they are disengaged. Try taking the vehicle and pushing it by hand with the engine off and the transmission in neutral. If the car moves easy, then the air conditioning clutch on the compressor...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
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...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...