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Q: Will only start when the throttle actuator is un plugged

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My car tries to start when the throttle actuator is plugged in but if you unplug it car will sit and idel then you can plug it back in and I still have no pedal I replaced the pedal and throttle body

My car has 119000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi There, It sounds like you may have a faulty connection to the throttle actuator or potentially have a throttle control motor that is faulty. Other things that may also cause these kinds of symptoms are things like an idle control valve. I would suggest having an expert from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose and inspect your vehicle.

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