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Old 02-12-2005, 03:20 PM   #1
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its a bit warm today and my gas pedal in starting to stick like when start the car and put it in gear and i goto give it gas and the pedal wont move, i really have to push hard just to get it unstuck. why?
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Shoot a lil penetrant down the cable guides from the tb and work the pedal a lil bit....Make sure the inside of the TB is clean. ESPECIALLY the butterfly plate.....It can sticck good if the plate is really grotey with carbon.
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If it is the linkage that is the problem [and you have confirmed that], then it would be more effective to spray the Penetrating Oil on the TB end.. since gravity will pull it down. And yes, a lot of carbon build-up on the TB will make your pedal sticky.. mine was like that a little.. but it was only noticable on the TB linkage.. I guess my heavy foot outweighed the resistance.


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how hard is the tb to take off?
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It should only be a few nuts or bolts and unpluging a few sensors, and obviously removing the intake hose.

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how hard is the tb to take off?
3 nuts, a new gasket, a lil coolant mess, and take off the air intake. Unplug the sensors.
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couldnt i just take a wire brush and spray some carb clean and wipe off all the carp build up.
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Yes, but what'* the fun in that? lol

No wire brush, just disconnect the MAF sensor, start car, spray WD 40 in there a few times.. shut car off, take paper towel and wipe up as much carbon as you can. That'* what I did when my TB was stuck on [don't worry, you won't run into that problem.. it'* just because my car give me **** everytime I try to fix something].


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Yes, but what'* the fun in that? lol

No wire brush, just disconnect the MAF sensor, start car, spray WD 40 in there a few times.. shut car off, take paper towel and wipe up as much carbon as you can. That'* what I did when my TB was stuck on [don't worry, you won't run into that problem.. it'* just because my car give me ***^ everytime I try to fix something].


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ha I fix something'* just to make other things break i think. lol
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REMOVE the MAF if you're gonna spray in there. Don't just disconnect it.
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