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Old 12-06-2018, 09:35 PM
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Hey guys. Took the car out today and the gas seems to stick and not return as it should.
If I press the pedal down, it seems to stay on the gas even with my foot off it for a little while. I checked the obvious, like the floor mats being in the way.
Under the hood, when the car is off... I moved the throttle with my finger and it seems to be slow to return there... so I am guessing it is not a cable either.

Is this something someone of little car knowledge can work on themselves? Does something need to be lubricated? Or maybe a part is bad?

Any input would be great.

Thanks!
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Old 12-06-2018, 10:41 PM
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Krakhor9, there isn't too much to the throttle cable system in these cars. Most if not all of the return/spring comes from in the engine bay at the throttle.
So either there is too much slack in the system or you've got some corrosion/gunk in the accelerator cable.

I had a similar problem after I first got my '89 C4. Turned out the adjustment screw at the throttle body had back its way out and allowed too much slack. So when I released the pedel, it did not return all the way.

Could be that. Good luck.
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Old 12-07-2018, 09:06 AM
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If you have cruse control check that cable also.where the cable go's into the plastic at the throttle linkage mine would pop out and hold the throttle up.
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