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Old 01-24-2005, 11:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Lately my accelerator pedal gets stuck halfway when I push it down. I have to apply pressure to get it past halfway. Then the pedal works fine for a while. Then, of course, the problem occurs later on. Should I try WD-40 on the pedal or is this a bad idea?
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I would be careful about the WD-40 good way to end up with a mess on your carpet, try some grease, real light amount and work it into the spring. Although that might be a bigger mess. Does it click at all or feel like it is getting unstuck when you get it past the halfway mark?
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Old 01-25-2005, 12:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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no it doesn't click at all--it just gets stuck then unstuck when I apply pressure, and then stuck later on.
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Old 01-25-2005, 01:09 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Same problem. It happens every once in a while. When I press down on the gas lightly, it gets stuck in the middle. You need to press down hard on it to get it unstuck... A little annoying....
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what are your thoughts on using WD-40?
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You could try it just put some paper towels on the floor and behind the pedal to catch the run off. My old tacoma used to do this every once in a while as well as squeak, the pedal may be binding as well, or worse yet bent.
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It's probably not bent, that would cause it to stick every time wouldn't it?
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It's probably not bent, that would cause it to stick every time wouldn't it?
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you should also take a look on the trottle body at the intake manifold..

it is easier for dust and dirt to get into the moving mechanism of the accelerator on the engine compartment that inside the car..

when this happens, normally what happens is that the trottle body has some oil dirt on it//

so it is a good time to get that can of trottle body cleaner and take the trottle ou and clean and degrese all the mechanism, then reaselmble using fresh lubrication..

also is doing the above procedure, get new gastket.

But, give it a try first inside car, i really dont think the problem is in there, and since you say is not clicking, then most likely the accelerator mechanis on the engin compartment needs some cleaning and lubrication..

have a good one.
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Ever thought about cleaning it... get a manual if you dont already have one.. of if you dont have one.. PM me and I will type of the direction for the gas pedal removal.. take it off.. clean it... if that doesnt work.. try the above stated task..

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