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Ok,..I've had this car for over 4 years. The sticky gas pedal problem started maybe 2 years. Whenever it's cold or humid, the gas pedal gets stuck and requires a bit more force to get it down, resulting in a unnecessary launch. It seems to get worse as I drive as well. I've checked the throttle cable, greased the spring mechanism by the pedal, but nothing seems to work. Magically, it all goes away during the summer season. I know several guys have this problem also. Does anyone have an idea what could be causing this?

And no, it's not a stuck butterfly valve or throttle plate, it's the "gas pedal" itself.
 

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My brother has same problem on his 98 I4.
since its not my car and he doesn't complain too much about i didn't look into it.
 

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me too.... its kinda annoying So what I do something is press it down really fast(not all the way) then let go so that engine doesn't respond. then i press on it again with no stick
 

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Sticky Gas Pedal

You need to clean your throttle plate. As your car gets up in the miles, it tends to develop carbon deposits around the throttle plate. They usually get stuck after they've sat for awhile, and when you go to step on the gas it doesn't move. You can clean it with spray Carburertor cleaner and a tooth brush should work fine. I myself have never done this, but a guy at work with an I4 Accord had this problem and that fixed it. Avoid spraying the cleaner into the Idle control motor if it has one...I need to clecn mine now that I think about it.
 

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where is the throttle plate? i have the same problem also...but mine is like i push down a little and it will go down a little but no acceleration then it kind of gets stuck and i press a little harder to over come it and bam i get too much acceleration. but it only does it ever so often. so tryin to show the dealership is hard since for some stupid reason every time i try to show the dealership whats wrong its fine....i swear the car knows when im at the dealership or something so it behaves! damn car...:rolleyes:
 

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I had a problem that my pedal was to hard.. i took it to the dealer once theyfixed it on the spot..worked for like 15 min went back they ordered me a new throttle cable and something else. mannnnnnnnn that thing was like on ice i loved it that lasted couple of months its back to the damn hard pedal the guy who fixed it works at the acura dealer ship now he was the supervisor there before..everytime i take they its fine and the damn things not fine!!!!
 

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oh no, it's not the carbon deposit because I cleaned it before. As I said, this problem DOES NOT EXIST DURING THE SUMMER SEASON, and it only occurs in the cold season! If it were a carbon deposit problem on the throttle plate, then I would have it during the summer as well,..but that clearly isn't the case. It obviously is something with the cable mechanism.
 

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hey t-rd why dont you bring it back to the dealership? i know you stated you owned the car for four years now, but do you have the extended? if not id still bring it to them or a mom and pops shop that you trust and have them fix it seems like you have covered all the bases on your own.. just my thoughts ..-joe
 

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Re: Sticky Gas Pedal

V6 i VTEC said:
You need to clean your throttle plate. As your car gets up in the miles, it tends to develop carbon deposits around the throttle plate. They usually get stuck after they've sat for awhile, and when you go to step on the gas it doesn't move. You can clean it with spray Carburertor cleaner and a tooth brush should work fine. I myself have never done this, but a guy at work with an I4 Accord had this problem and that fixed it. Avoid spraying the cleaner into the Idle control motor if it has one...I need to clecn mine now that I think about it.
why is the spray cleaner bad?
 

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speedlife said:
did you ever find out why you brake clicks? mine does that too

I think the click you here is the shift lock releasing. You touch the brake just enough to hear the click then you will be able to shift out of Park. So technically you dont really need to depress the brake very far to shift the car out of park or into gear. Once you hear the click the lock is released and you can shift.


Try putting one hand on your shift knob and slowly press brake in you should hear the click and feel a click on your shift knob.

Im pretty sure thats what your asking about.
 
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