Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: How and what tools do I need to replace the sensor accelerator padle

asked by on

How to replace the accelerator sensor paddle and what tools are needed

My car has 68000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hello, thanks for writing in about your Che...

Hello, thanks for writing in about your Chevrolet Cobalt. To replace your accelerator sensor paddle all you will need is a small ratchet, an 8 mm or 10 mm short socket, and a small screwdriver to get the connector off. If you run into any issues, feel free to contact one of our mobile technicians who can come to your home to diagnose and service your vehicle.

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・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Hazard lights don't work, but the turn signals flash normally

The hazard and turn signals are controlled by the body control module on this vehicle. You will need to have the body control module circuits monitored by using a scanner that can access the body control module data stream to...

Q: I think I'm having minor problems. High RPMs, running hot, and delayed shifting

Hello. You appear to have a series of issues here. With the RPMs jumping like this, it is usually caused by a vacuum leak or a dirty throttle. Both of these will cause this to occur. The running hot...

Q: Computer reads accelerator pedal sensor when it has already been replaced.

Hello. It is possible that you received a bad pedal assembly because this is a common failure on this vehicle. Most of the time, though, the issue is not in the pedal assembly but it is in the throttle body....

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
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...
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...