What causes idle speed to stay up when you press and release gas pedal?

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Could be automatic choke stuck by bent spring or throtle linkage

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What causes a car to speed up without pressing on the gas pedal?

going down hill, cruise control, a strong wind, getting rear ended by someone whos going twice as fast.

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Why is it when you press your gas pedal the car hesitate to pick up speed and when you press down on it the pedal feels loose then go to normal after awhile?

This is not normal. If your car is doing this, get it checked out.

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What might cause a loud roaring noise when you press the gas pedal down?

If you have a clutch it could be slipping. It may also be a problem with the muffler or exhaust system. You may also have a very powerful engine.

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91 camaro rs do not move when gas pedal is pressed but when released the car moves for a few seconds and then stop and starts to turn off Every time the gas pedal is pressed this happens?

I have a 1991 Chevrolet Camaro RS, and I had the same problem. If the check engine light comes on, it could be the distributor cap and rotor. As for the stopping and sputtering of RPM's, it could be the fuel pump. I replaced my distributor cap and rotor and got a new fuel pump, and my car is work...

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When in park and you press and release gas pedal engine keeps accelerating and wont stop until you turn it off why?

The throttle is sticking, check on the throttle body for something holding it open, the reason it stops when you shut it off is because you stop the flow of fuel.

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97 Chevy venture wont start unless gas pedal is pressed and held a 2k idle?

Check the throttle position sensor or the idle control motor

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Car dies when not pressing gas pedal?

what kind of car is it

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When pressing gas pedal small hazitation?

Could be a dirty fuel filter, maybe you need a tune up, possibly a bad coil or coil boot. May also be a bad runner valve. I'd start with the fuel filter and go from there. Good luck

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How do you fix radio shutting off when gas pedal is applied and turns on after gas pedal is released?

Loose connection, possibly at the antenna. As the car accelerates the antenna is pushed back by wind and shorts to the chassis.

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Do you press the gas pedal when shifting?

Shifting Into First What you want to do is take your (right) foot off the brake, and gently press down on the accelerator (gas pedal), as you're gently taking your (left) foot off the clutch.Once you do it successfully, you're in first gear and you're driving.This is the step that needs the most...

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When you press the gas pedal the engine dies?

No! That could never happen. Okay now for an answer. Your car sounds as if it is starving for fuel so I would start at the fuel filter. How long since it was changed? Have you had the injectors cleaned? In some cases it could be timing but I'd start with getting the fuel system checked out. By th...

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What is causin your 05 ion to only idle when you press the gas?

your gas-wire, connecting the pedal to the fuel injection, is probably broken.

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What would cause a 1991 Cadillac Brougham to bog down or hesitate when the gas pedal is pressed?

HAD THE SAME PROBLEM IT IS YOUR "TPS" SENSOR located on the TBI. Lots of things, but most probably carb or air related. In cold weather only ? Add the choke related problems. As for carb or air, I'd start checking the vacuum lines for leaks or kinks, because they are simpler to check and cheaper ...

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What causes the rattle noise from your engine when you press on the gas pedal in your car?

TOO LOW OF OCTANE.TRY 89 IF STILL RATTLES GO TO 91 OR 93 OCTANE. U WILL DAMAGE YOUR ENGINE WITH TOO LOW OCTANE.

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How come when you press the gas pedal your car does not respond and dies?

Without more info here are 2 "edutated" guesses Sounds like "limp home" mode due to a bad Mass Air sensor or the MAS plug is loose. Make sure before you buy a MAS they cost $350 last time I bought one. It could also be a badly clogged fuel filter.

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What causes a 85 caddy throttle to increase engine speed up and down at idle?

A broken or maladjusted IAC valve.

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What is wrong when a car Hesitates when you press on gas pedal?

Depends....could be alot of things whether carbed or fuel injected.. if scannable, do so. 96 and up for free at some parts stores. Advance auto will. Pre-96 will need different scanners or code reader.

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What would cause your van to jerk when you press the gas pedal its fine when you get to high speed but when you slow down or stop then start again it starts bucking?

The year, make, model and engine size would certainly help but it sounds like it needs a good tune up including spark plug wires.

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When you press down on your gas pedel the car dies if you fether the gas pedal it will stay running on a 300zx tt?

It sounds as if you have a vacuum leak. Try plugging your intake carefully with a towel and then check again using someone as assistance to increase RPM. If the engine still dies then take notice of the position of the pedal at which point of height it dies at. There is a sensor called TPS or Thr...

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What causes car to idle up and down when in park and then cuts off?

It is difficult to diagnose a problem like this via the internet, but it could be the air flow meter.A faulty air flow meter will often cause this type of symptom. Its a good place to begin the process of elimination, at least

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What causes car to stall when put in gear and gas is pressed?

This could be several things. If it is a older car, and has acarburetor, you might not be getting the right fuel to air mixture ratio, and it needs to be looked at. If it is a more recent car, your computer could have a flaw and is doing the same thing that the carburetor was doing in the other e...

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What if the Gas pedal becomes jammed do you press hard on the gas pedal?

Slip the shift into neutral immediately, pull over when it is safe to do so, put the vehicle in park and shut the engine off.

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Why does my Car wont stay on unless the gas pedal is pressed?

It could be a lot of different things. I would check the idle speed unless it's computer controlled. If the idle speed is computer controlled you can't adjust it and it probably isn't the problem anyway.

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Subaru 2.2 will not idle smooth when cold. the idle will jump up and down from 400 to 3000 rpm when cold. once it warms up the idle will stay around 400rpm. what would cause this?

The Subaru engine could have a vacuum leak, bad head gasket, stuck choke, or several other things causing the problem. Any of these could give problems then ease up as the engine warms up.

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What would be wrong if the car sputters when you're driving and press the gas pedal to accelerate?

You might want to check your fuel line filter, vacuum hoses, EGR valve, ECT, air filter, spark plugs and wires. These are the most common parts that would cause that type of problem. If the "check engine" light is on, take to the nearest autozone and they can they tell you exactly what is wrong..

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What would cause black smoke and loss of power when you press the gas?

It could be the timing is off on the vehicle or bad spark plugs or the engine is almost blown from not changing the oil If the fuel to air ratio is very rich on a petrol car or the choke stuck on the extra fuel will cause black exhaust but will also smell very petroly. Austin Mini used to be bad ...

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If you gas pedal becomes jammed press hard on the gas pedal?

False. If the gas pedal becomes jammed slip the shift into neutral, pull over when safe to do so, park the vehicle, shut the engine off then call for a tow truck or a mechanic.

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If the gas pedal becomes jammed should you press hard on the gas pedal?

False. If the gas pedal becomes jammed slip the shift into neutral, pull over when safe to do so, park the vehicle, shut the engine off then call for a tow truck or a mechanic.

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Have to press gas pedal to start car?

What is the year of your car? If it is TBI Throttle body injected it could be your elcetric choke is bad. Which could cause this to happen by not letting enough air flow to your engine causing it have a rough idle or die. It could be the cable itself needs to be adjusted.

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What could cause low idle then speed up?

mostly the tps or throttle positioning sensor. it would be a good idea to change that

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1978 olds cutlass salon why must you press down on gas pedal to start and also smell gas?

Usually when your pressing down the gas pedal to start, at this point your carburetor has already flooded your engine with excessive gasoline that it does not need, so when you press the gas pedal all the way down to open the the carburetor ports all the way it allows the engine to get rid of the...

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What would cause a rattling noise like rocks in a can when pressing on the gas pedal at a low speed?

You could be very low on oil, check your oil and add to the full line.

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What causes the clicking noise from my engine when i press on the gas pedal in my car?

Sounds like maybe you need to check your oil.... it may be empty. If it is you'll want to add a quart or two before you drive to the repair shop. Your engine will seize without oil and there is no way to repair that other than to replace the engine.IMPROVE: You also may have a broken timing belt ...

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When you press the brake pedal on your Hyundai accent there sounds like air escaping from under the dash but goes away when brake pedal released?

The power brake booster is bad.

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What causes the car not to move when you push gas pedal?

You forgot to release the parking brake.

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Why does your car sound like a lawn mower when you press the gas pedal?

Because your fan blade clutch is eather getting old or brand new. What kind of car is it?

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Why does my car make a squealing sound when idle and go away when you hit the gas pedal?

diaphragm gone in breather. front right as you look at the engine. Porsche only sell complete cam cover. looked every where for diaphragm, no joy

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Why won't a 1988 C-4 idle but stays on with gas pedal depression?

It could be number of things, such as low pressure on your fuel pump, or a clogged fuel filter. Also, the EGR valve could be mal-functioning. Or it might be something as simple as a timing adjustment. Good Luck

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Why is there resistance on your gas pedal when you press it?

Occasionally the gas pedal will have some resistance when you press it. You could check and lube gas pedal, gas cable, and throttle itself.

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What happens when you press the brake pedal?

When you press on the brake pedal, your foot moves a lever that forces a piston into a long, narrow cylinder filled with hydraulic fluid.

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What is the problem when your car bogS down when the gas pedal is pressed?

maby your acclator pump is not working you might have a vaccume leak your carb may be to big for the motor

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Why does your car turn off when you press the gas pedal?

You Should Take It To A Garage

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Car won't start unless you press the gas pedal?

because u have a cheep car and have no $$ you need to buy a starter a new one

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What causes your car to speed up when ac engages?

Vehicle could have a solenoid type switch to increase idle to compensate for load on engine caused by A/C compressor

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What would cause a car to when first started barely stay running hit the gas and the RPMs shoot up and its all over the place?

bad throttle position indicator or tpi

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Why does your car make a noise when you press the gas pedal?

I am having the same issue with my Jeep 2003 . I changed the AC clatch a week back ...I t was good for a couple of days but came back again

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What causes a car to stall when you put it in park or turn the wheel sharply and is now starting to hesitate when pressing the gas pedel?

Engines run on a gas/air mixture. A computer controls the gas/air mixture. The computer acts on information it gets from all kinds of sensors. Placing a transmission in gear changes a condition that increases the load on an engine and the gas/air mixture needs to change also. Shifting into park w...

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What causes your van to accelerate on its own and the gas pedal to stick?

you probably have a worn out throttle cable. replace as soon as possible before you have a wreck. they are usually $20.-30 for new one.

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When cold the civic idles up and down What could cause this?

incorrect choke adjust ment. when cold if choke is working correctly the car will idle higher until warm enough for the choke to release.It Depends on the year of the car as to whether it has a choke or not. If it fuel injected it will not have one. If that is the case it could possibly be due to...

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What would cause a knocking noise when the engine is cold . What does a clicking or ticking sound mean when accelerating or releasing the gas pedal?

a "knocking" noise could be your lifters. and the ticking when accelerating and letting out of the gas is the same thing. check your oil and if it's full then you may need to think about either having them adjusted, or getting new ones. depending on what you have depends on whether or not you wan...

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What is wrong when a clutch pedal is half pressed and at the same time the accelerator is pressed?

if I understand the question you asked correctly, I would say you are in need of a clutch but it might need adjustment but not likely.

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How do you fix a 2000 Mazda 323 when it runs slow when you press the gas pedal and seconds later increases the power in a single shift?

Your engine is doing that because it uses a single barrel carbie, the main air flap gets caught which is common in this vehicle. The easiest way to fix this is to take the air filter off and remove the carbie. Then either get it sandblasted or replace it with a cleaner, properly functioning one f...

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Car idle fluctuates from 700rpm to 2500rpms up and down as long as it's running. Whenever I press the gas and let off of it the car stays accelerated for a period of time.?

91 talon nonturboCheck for vacuum leaks.IAC (idle air control) may be sticking or bad.

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What would cause your 2005 Toyota Tacoma to accelerate from a stop and just releasing the brake pedal?

If the idle is set too high, and you have an automatic transmission, this will happen. A sticking throttle cable or rod can also do this.

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What causes gas pedal to stick on 97 SL-1?

Have had this happen periodically in my

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What causes a 2003 Kia Spectra gas pedal to stick?

Remove the air cleaner duct hose.Take some gumout spray and clean the throttle plate. (large flapper)They will build up with a black gum which causes the pedal to stick off idle. If it sticks at speed it may be a bad cable... get it replaced.

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What would cause a gas pedal to stick?

A Dirty Butterfly Valve in the Throttle Body Is the Frequent Culprit Behind a Sticky Gas Pedal.One of the main reasons a gas pedal might get sticky is because of carbon buildup messing with the proper functioning of the butterfly valve in the throttle body.

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What causes your gas pedal to stick on 2005 focus?

If its fuel injected i have no idea. But if not just watch the motions and something will either be rubbing or one of the springs are worn out.

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What would cause the gas pedal to stop working?

A driver can press the gas pedal, and all of the throttle components may be demanding the correct amount of fuel, but the pump is facing resistance at the filter and cannot allow the flow to go through to the engine.If the fuel filter is clogged, the only repair that can be made is to replace the...

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What can causes the gas pedal to stick?

One of the main reasons a gas pedal might get sticky is because of carbon buildup messing with the proper functioning of the butterfly valve in the throttle body.A removal of the throttle body and a proper cleaning of it as well as around the valve should do the trick.

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Your car is overheating when idle at stop lights or when idle in your driveway also when you are idle in the driveway and press on the accelerator it makes a water gurgling sound what could cause this?

The overheating could be a problem with your cooling fan- The water gurgling, I'm not sure aboout, I suggest you check all you fluid levels edit by SkydiveSonic: Sounds like you may have a lot of air in the cooling system. Try pouring more coolant into the radiator (when the engine is cold!!), or...

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What causes a howling noise like a siren when the car is braking at mediumhigh speeds or when the car is moving while there is no acceleration but goes away when the gas pedal is being pressed?

check you brake pads, highly likely they are well worn, most modern brake pads have a warner on them to let you know that they need replacing,, the nose your describing, sounds just like it

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Which pedal do you press when you want to stop a car?

The brake pedal of coarse. It is usually the bigger and wider one of the pedals.

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Why does your car not move when the gas pedal is pressed?

This has happened to me. Sometimes it can be a number of things; is the car in park, is the emergency break on, is there a block under a tire, etc. It could also be a faulty line or wire. It may seem unnecessary but call a mechanic and let him/her know.

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What would cause my engine to rattle when idling but not at high speeds?

The easiest ways to find the general source of rattles is either by observation or get a long screwdriver or thin stick, put one end to different parts of the engine and press the other just in front of your ear where the jawbone hinges. BEWARE OF MOVING/ROTATING PARTS. Where the noise is loudest...

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What could cause and 1990 acclaim to stall at idle speed?

I had my "distributor pick-up" replaced. car would just die out, while i was driving.

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Why does your car stall when you press the gas pedal or you put it in reverse?

youre lifting the clutch up to quick

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What causes your car to hesitate when steping on the gas and why does it stall when you are slowing down taking a turn and you are pressing on the gas?

I had the same problem with my eh Holden and found that the carby bowl was dirty and the main jet was blocked.if its on a injector car try cleaning the injectors with a fuel additaveKen

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What causes the velocity to change on a gas pedal while the pedal is pushed?

I'm not sure what your asking but i will give it a try. When you put your foot down on the pedal of a newer car it sends a signal to the computer that changes the timing and the amount of fuel that is injected per stroke of the piston. When in an older car that is cable driven instead of the newe...

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What would cause my car to idle up high and then cut off?

if you have an older model car your carb my have a thermo coil choke and it will cause the engine to idle high... but won't kill it... unless you are in need of a tune up....it could also be a problem with the way your float is adjusted and it will cause the carb to pour gas into the engine makin...

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What causes the rpms to go up and down at idle?

I would look for a vacuum leak under the hood. If the check engine light is on have an auto parts store read the code(s). The code(s) will help you find the source of the problem.

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What makes the lock go up and down when you press the car key?

In cars with central locking, or remote locking, a solenoid is fitted to the locking mechanism. When the remote button is pressed (usually on the key) a signal is sent to the central locking control system. The received signal closes an electronic gate in the controller and current from the cars ...

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When i press on the gas pedal of my 1992 grand prix le it will not accelerate what could cause this?

If the gas pedal is conpletely limp, the linkage to the throttle body is disconnected somewhere. I need more details; send to [email protected] and I'll try to help.

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What causes an engine to idle high when cold and reduces a bit when hot?

the cylinders are tight and is pulling more fuel then normal on a efi motor, older cars,trucks with chokes pull more fuel till it is warmed up

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What would make a 1993 Dodge Intrepid decrease in speed when the gas is pressed?

Throttle position sensor

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What causes brakes to hiss after being applied and released?

Could be,the brake pad wear indicators,rust,

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When you crank your car why do it be idling up high and then it idle back down to normal?

When you crank it? What are you driving a Model T Ford?

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Is an oil gauge supposed to go up when you accelerate and back down at idle?

Yes, this is normal.Found out this can be cause by a faulty oil pressure switch best known as oil pressure sending unit

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Does gas enter the engine when the car is off and you push the gas pedal?

If your engine has a carburetor, a small amount of fuel will be sprayed in to the intake manifold when accelerator is depressed, and engine isn't running. This is fuel stored in the accelerator pump reservoir to prevent hesitation. So if the engine isn't running, it will spray the first time acce...

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Why does your mx3 from an idle when i press the gas seem to hesitate or almost flood itself?

This sounds like either a throttle position sensor issue or a maf sensor one.I would start with the TPS first, a sticking throttle plate can also cause a stumble at take off.

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What happens when you press the gas and brake at the same time?

When you take your foot off the brake, the clutch is simultaneously released so the car can accelerate.Another use of pressing the brake and accelerator together is called a “Line Lock”.It is usually used in rear-wheel drive cars to warm up the tires for better traction.

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Why would your transmission be shifting till you release your gas pedals?

hello, you didn't state what kind of vehicle you have, but most cars today after I believe 1980 all work on a tv cable (throttle valve cable) this cable controls the speeds the car/ truck shifts if you keep accelerating on the gas it will continue to shift but it will shift at later speeds if you...

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What causes speedometer and tachometer to fluctuate at idle on 96 grand am and cause engine to rev up and down for some minutes then stall?

Do you have a check engine light? If so, get it scanned by a repair facility to make sure you don't do any unnecessary repairs. It could be many things, such as an o2 sensor or throttle position sensor just to name a couple. If you don't have. Check engine light, sounds like a faulty engine contr...

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When you press gas on car it starts to die or accelerating very slow Its a 1982 mercury it also idles crazy what can that be Thanks?

Problem: 1982 mercurySolution: take to junk yard

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When you sign up for imvu you dress up the doll and you press next then it want go?

Maybe your webpage isn't secure with imvu? Maybe try it on the opposite browser.. like if you have bt.. and you tried it on the internet explorer webpage, try it on the bt one..

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What can you do if you press on the gas pedal and the car won't run as you expect but the engine is blowing more?

Check your Transmission fluid level.

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91 cutlass supreme 3.1 when you start the car the idle is rough and if you push on the gas pedal it dies immediately?

Hello, I have a 1990 Cutlass Supreme, I recently bought it from my best friend, and it was doing the same exact thing. It turned out to be that the fuel injectors were clogged. My mechanic had to take allot under the hood apart in order to get to some of them, so I would have this checked last if...

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What is causing 01 maxima to make like a roaring noise when pressing the gas sounds like a truck?

to me it sounds like your air intake horn or piping in front of or behind your air filter is either disconnected or broken. just check this and i will almost guarantee that your problem is solved.

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What causes a gas smell and gas spitting out the tailpipe on a 95 s10 blazer it floods sometimes when started and kills the battery and idles up and down?

Fuel coming from the exhaust could mean that a cylinder is not burning fuel correctly. Check the spark plugs to see if one is burnt or colored differently. This one will be the cylinder with the problem.

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What happens when you step on the gas pedal?

When you step on the gas pedal you initiate a process that delivers air and fuel to the engine.As the gas pedal is pressed, it turns a pivot that in turn pulls the throttle wire.The throttle wire is connected to a throttle linkage.

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Car struggles to get out of the first gear and shakes even when gas is pressed?

Tune up including the fuel filter.

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What causes you car to lose power and speed?

That can be different depending on the car, but it can be a number of things, from drity engine, dirty fuel filter, plugged up lines, bad sensors. it could be one small thing like a fuel filter or a number of things like sensors, check engine light on? if so i would check O2 censor. if not Replac...

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What causes your car to die when you press the brake?

A faulty power brake vacuum booster could do that.

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What happens when you press the accelerator pedal of the car?

In a gasoline fuel injected vehicle the pedal pulls on a cable attached to the engine's throttle, causing it to open. This allows air to be sucked into the engine. A sensor on the throttle causes the fuel injectors to spray fuel into the engine. The air and fuel mix, enter the combustion chamber ...

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1999 Chevy 1500 4x4 truck wont start unless press gas pedal to floor then dies sometime when put into gearwhy Once it moves the truck runs fine and stops at lights fine. Its when you try to start?

OK so i was having the same problem with my truck. It would sputter and not want to start. All it was is the fuel filter. you can buy it walmart for $11 the 3727 is what is needed for 1500 suburbans, trucks, and vans. takes about 15 to replace the part yourself, no special tools are needed, just ...

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Why does your car sputter and stall when you press the gas?

Could be many reasons. If the check engine light is illuminated, check for codes first.

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Why do you get a clicking noise when you press the brake pedal?

you most likely have low brake fluid or if it stops fine its just an annoying noise

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What would cause engine to idle rough and die when car slows down or stops?

It depends on what kind of car you have. Three things are needed to "make fire" in the engine: fuel, air, and spark. If any of these is interupted then it can sputter or just not run. How those three gets there depends on the car. Older, carbureted engines mixed fuel and air in the carburetor and...

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What causes engine to idle rough and hesitate when driving after reach normai operating temp?

Could be many things. My first guess would be a vaccume leak. When a fuel injected car reaches normal operating temperature it goes from what's called "open loop" to "closed loop" Under "open loop" the car runs on default factory settings. After it reaches operating temperature, if nothing is w...

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What causes your car to speed up while going downhill?

When it goes up a hill it will slow down.On a flat surface, it will keep going at the same speed.The change in speed on slopes is due to gravity.When going downhill, objects will accelerate (go faster), and when going uphill they will decelerate (slow down).

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