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Old 02-23-2010, 08:37 PM   #1
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Any fix for a sticky gas pedal. It sticks when you start to press it. It comes and goes. thanks

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Old 02-23-2010, 09:08 PM   #2
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clean your throttlebody. Search feature will give you directions, it's a piece of cake.

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Old 02-23-2010, 09:26 PM   #3
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+1 I would watch Richpin's video on cleaning the throttle body and idle air control valve. You can find it in the "How to Library" under Richpin videos. Some of these symptoms can be corrected by cleaning certain parts.

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Old 02-23-2010, 10:07 PM   #4
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If the throttle plate opening is clean, sometimes the plate actually digs into the bore under vaccuum. Adjust with the throttle plate screw so it doesn't bind...

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Old 02-23-2010, 10:38 PM   #5
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Throttle body needs to be cleaned

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Old 02-23-2010, 11:18 PM   #6
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If the throttle plate opening is clean, sometimes the plate actually digs into the bore under vaccuum. Adjust with the throttle plate screw so it doesn't bind...
That screw is NOT a user adjustment. It is to be set for 500 RPM with the IAC intake port blocked off. If it has been tweaked then it will foul up all the other hard coded setpoints in the PCM.

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Old 02-24-2010, 07:35 AM   #7
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Well I can only tell you what I found in my experience and you obviously have a lot of your own.

The throttle plate and opening on my car is clean and the plate is hanging up in the opening with the engine running so making a MINOR adjustment so the pedal is not sticking is what I have done. I have not had any problems doing this and idle speed is identical.

Not user adjustable? I guess we should not touch anything then.

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Old 02-24-2010, 08:50 AM   #8
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You can adjust it, just set it to the correct point.

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Old 02-24-2010, 12:58 PM   #9
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Have you checked to see if your Toyota floor mat is not causing it?

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Old 02-24-2010, 01:09 PM   #10
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I thought he was driving a toyota...

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Old 02-24-2010, 01:20 PM   #11
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clean your throttlebody. Search feature will give you directions, it's a piece of cake.
Good advice.

As a side note ... I was pushed for time, and simply removed the intake hose from the throttle body and shot a little carb cleaner on the plate. Fixed the problem with the pedal sticking.

I did, however, remove it and give it a thorough cleaning a few days later.

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Old 02-24-2010, 03:21 PM   #12
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Have you checked to see if your Toyota floor mat is not causing it?
and if it is, PLEASE be sure to zip-tie it down AWAY from the accelerator and brake (and clutch).

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Old 02-24-2010, 06:58 PM   #13
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"Sticky gas Pedal?" Do you think this is the Toyota forum???

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Any fix for a sticky gas pedal. It sticks when you start to press it. It comes and goes. thanks
Everyone's comment on cleaning the TB is right on. This is a problem that will reappear from time to time. Often times I can get away with just spraying some carb cleaner into the TB aimed at the interface between the butterfly valve and the internior body. Often times this is enough to solve the issue, but eventually you will need a good full cleaning involving removing the TB and the IAC.

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ah, I was searching and I'm glad I found this thread. My gas pedal becomes kind of sticky sometimes and it gets annoying. Gonna get my b/f to check it out. Thanks yall!

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