: Sticky gas pedal

02-26-11, 11:58 AM
Lately i've noticed when starting my car after it's been sitting for awhile when i go to accelerate, gas pedal is a bit sticky, it takes longer than usual to be able to use as normal. Also my parking brake is a bit slow to release once i shift into reverse. Once in drive its still a bit stuck, i always have to manually help the parking brake release all the way turning off the DIC indicator.

Ive looked in the tech tips and saw the reference in the throttle body cleaning tutorial, and am thinking of taking this approach first, but i've a hunch its something to do with the parking brake which releases approximately 95% on it's own.

02-26-11, 03:21 PM
Check the throttle cable itself. If the cable is frayed it will cause this. Almost had a Toyota episode in my shop because of this, '00 DTS, frayed throttle cable right near the outside sheathing.

02-26-11, 04:39 PM
Had this problem on my Lincoln Mark VIII about 6 years back was in NYC heading home from Brooklyn was already on the west side highway heading tords the GW went to go from red light to green put foot on gas peddle wouldn't go down at all i had to stomp on the gas liderly stand on it with all my pressure to get it to give gas
well for about 6 months str8 i just kept ignoring the issue with a pop in the gas peddle every now and then
well finaly turned out to be the Cruise control cable was the issue
so ended up calling AAA towed it to a Shop in the Bronx that a friend recommended near Co op city
they thout at first it was the gas peddle cable but when they got it all apart they noticed cruise control cable was what happened

02-26-11, 11:41 PM
The sticking throttle has nothing to do with the parking brake, but a good TB cleaning will probably cure it.

As for the parking brake, I'd bet one of the cables is probably rusty and will need to be replaced.

02-27-11, 11:47 AM
Thanks for the responses, guys, i'll try to get the throttle body cleaned today. And update you guys.