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post #1 of 11 Old 10-30-2009, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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gas pedal sticking

so everyonce in a while my gas pedal seems to want to play stupid.
ill be driving and then come to a red light and my pedal seems to be stuck and keeps the rpms pinned high. i have to basically kick on the throttle cable and pedal to bring in back to normal.

any reason why its doing this?
and is there any way to make it stop? thanks in advance,

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post #2 of 11 Old 10-30-2009, 01:12 PM
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Make sure that the very top of the gas pedal "leg" isn't getting hung up on the bottom of the AC/heater fan....if it is, remove an inch or so of the top with a Dremel/hacksaw/etc.

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it's not hitting anything,
it's lik the cable itself gets stuck.
I have to basically push the cable in or punch the gas to get it to drop

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Oil the cable . Or replace it .

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like on the carb itself??

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Look around the carb and make sure you don't have anything catching the throttle lever or cable end. If you can't find anything, your cable may be frayed inside. I bought a new one at Autozone for less than $14.00.
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post #7 of 11 Old 10-30-2009, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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i dont think its the cable,
as its pretty much brand new. just put in the carb
its like theres too much slack in the cable

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How is the return spring on the carb? Does it have enough tension on it to close the throttle at idle?
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I guess. but if I get a stronger spring,
would that help any?

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I guess. but if I get a stronger spring,
would that help any?
Yes, but it sounds like its binding somewhere, double check the carb linkage and make sure there is as little play as possible.
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post #11 of 11 Old 10-31-2009, 11:11 AM
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My F-150 did that it was the cable freying in the cable covering. It finally snapped when I was in a tunnel I had to stop and pop the clutch in 4LO in order to get out at like 5 miles an hour. replace the cable.

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