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#2188 of 2254 acceleration surge
Feb 12, 2012 (11:14 am)
02 with about 110K. Lately, the car seems to hesitate when I step on the gas, then sort of "wakes up". Automatic
Generally, it is when I hit the pedal the hardest - i.e. stop, then turn in front of cars to a side street. On a highway, the car seems to do fine on the highway and even locally - just that sometimes if I take a turn and hit the gas, it takes a split second to react, then surges, then fine. My mechanic said it may be a accelerator cable that is sticking.
#2189 of 2254 Re: acceleration surge [theriver]
Feb 12, 2012 (12:17 pm)
If the accelerometer cable is sticking, then you should feel the sticking when you push on the accelerometer pedal. Also, if the cable is sticking as you push the pedal, then the cable might stick when you release the pedal as well. That could get dangerous!
#2190 of 2254 Gas pedal sticks in the morning
Feb 23, 2012 (8:16 pm)
#2191 of 2254 Gas pedal sticks in the morning
Feb 23, 2012 (8:16 pm)
I have a 2001 Honda EX sedan. Lately I hae been noticing that when I back out of the garage in the morning and then shift to drive, the gas pedal sticks for a moment and then I get a burst of speed. After that burst the car runs fine. This only seems to hapen the first time I use the car in the morning. I live in Southern California, so it is never very cold in the morning. Any ideas????
#2192 of 2254 Re: Gas pedal sticks in the morning [jeney]
Feb 24, 2012 (4:29 pm)
Do you accelerate at all when you back out of the garage and then go forward? What happens if you press/release the gas pedal before you shift in reverse and start backing?
I've aleady had the throttle stick a little on my 04 Accord which was due to the throttle plate sticking. A bit of cleaning solved my problem.
#2193 of 2254 question...
Feb 24, 2012 (9:57 pm)
I have a 1998 Honda Accord that died while I was driving, now it will crank over but will not fire. Power windows stopped working and nothing lights up on the dash....? Any ideas?
#2194 of 2254 Re: Gas pedal sticks in the morning [mrbill1957]
Feb 24, 2012 (10:43 pm)
I tried your suggestion and it worked this morning. Before I put the car in reverse and while the car was in park, I pressed the gas pedal 2 or 3 times, then put it in reverse and then shifted to drive and I did not experience the burst of gas. You mentioned it was probably due to the throttle plate sticking. Can I have the Honda dealer do the cleaning without charging me a fortune?? Thanks for your advice.
#2195 of 2254 Re: Gas pedal sticks in the morning [jeney]
Feb 25, 2012 (7:19 am)
I've always done the cleaning myself so I'm not sure what the dealer will charge. If you only have the throttle body cleaned, I'm guessing it will be $100 or less (but I could be wrong), if you have the throttle body, intake runners, and injectors cleaned, it will be more.
#2196 of 2254 Re: power window/lock issues on '98 Accord [georgew1]
Mar 25, 2012 (6:02 pm)
Wow. Works like a charm. Had the exact same issue on my 98 Accord after the battery drained because I left lights on. 15 second fix! Thanks!!!