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post #1 of 9 Old 01-22-2014, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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Question From Driving In The Cold

It's been about 5 degrees the past few days here in New England, not very enjoyable. One thing that bothers me when driving on the highway in the cold is that my gas peddle is much harder to push down than when it is warmer out, even if warmer means still below freezing. Not really one of the areas I know much about, is this a normal occurrence?

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post #2 of 9 Old 01-22-2014, 09:12 PM
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I haven't noticed that, but I have noticed in general that my Zj doesn't like the cold.
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post #3 of 9 Old 01-22-2014, 09:27 PM
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Having lived in Texas forever .. & Having been a service advisor at Jeep I don;t recall anyone every having that issue. I'd almost say you might want too have another throttle cable installed. Yours might have something inside it helping it freeze up...
.. Put it in neutral and stop.
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post #4 of 9 Old 01-22-2014, 09:40 PM
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sounds like water in the throttle cable i live in mass and havent noticed anything of the sort

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post #5 of 9 Old 01-22-2014, 11:38 PM
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I agree that it sounds like you have something (like water) in that throttle cable that expands when it is cold causing it to seize up.
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post #6 of 9 Old 01-22-2014, 11:44 PM
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Try cleaning your throttle. Sometimes gunk can harden around it when temperatures drop, making it tougher to actuate.

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post #7 of 9 Old 01-23-2014, 05:46 AM
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Gunked up throttle plate in the throttle body. I had this on both of our late 80s Toyotas, had to clean them about once every 2 years or so, or else the throttle would get stuck closed in cold weather.

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post #8 of 9 Old 01-24-2014, 07:46 PM
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You've got a problem for sure.

-20 here and I've never had that happen.

Everything gets tighter but never had the throttle get hard to push.

When it gets warm in May spray it down with WD-40.

Oh wait, Northeast USA? O.K. next week when it's above freezing.

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post #9 of 9 Old 01-29-2014, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the replies guys. Guess I have a throttle body to go through.

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