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98 Chevy Astro Van, Sticking Accelerator Pedal
Q: I have an odd one. My Ď98 Chevy Astro Van has a sticking accelerator pedal. It sticks in the idle position and feels like one of the old Chevy carburetors when the bushings got worn and the butterfly got stuck n the venturi walls. The cable appears free all the way to the engine. Once you "pop" it once it is good for a while, but if it sits any length of time, it sticks again. It has been getting worse. It used to be that it would only stick over night. Now itís after a few minutes. Any guesses? I tried to see about getting to the motor, but what a zoo! I didn't take off the engine cover though. Itís the wife's van and she isn't too crazy about me tearing into it unless I pretty well know what is wrong. I used to work on cars at a mom & pop garage about 25 years ago but have never got into fuel injection maintenance. Is this anywhere near normal?....Mel D.

A: Your complaint is not uncommon. Weíve had sticking throttle complaints on vans and small pick-ups alike. Carbon seems to be build up in the throttle bores to the level that causes the throttle plates to stick. This condition should not be ignored. A sticking throttle plate can cause a vehicle to jump ahead unexpectedly. To date all that is needed is a cleaning of the throttle plates and throttle body to correct the condition. You think the engine is zoo to get to?! Yea, thatís a nice way to put that mess.

 
     
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