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Q: Throttle body problems

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I have a problem with my accelerator getting stuck. I bought some throttle body cleaner, cleaned it out but am still having a problem with it sticking. Do I need to replace my throttle body?
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hello. You need to hold the throttle body o...

Hello. You need to hold the throttle body open and put the cleaner on a rag and rub inside the throttle body top and bottom where plate contacts and then clean the edges of the throttle plate. If after cleaning it still sticks, then replace the throttle body.

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