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Just picked up my new ride today! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_eek.gif /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_eek.gif
I won't bore you with stories about how long I waited (6 days from order to pickup) or what a great deal I got ($1000 under MSRP and $5107 GM card credit) or what a wonderful out of state buying experience I had (dealer picked me up at the airport, car was in wonderful condition - I let them prep it, paperwork was a breeze, and I was on the road less than 2 hrs after I landed) or what a great time I had driving it home (350 miles - but I actually followed the break in guidelines /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_frown.gif ).
I only have one small issue. The throttle sticks when lifting from very light application, such as an easy 3-4 or 4-5 shift or lifting when coming upon a slightly slower car. The pedal is returning to its stop, but gas is still being applied to the engine to keep it at 2500-3500 rpm if I push in the clutch. I can get it "unstuck" by a quick jab at the pedal of only about 1/2 inch.
Has anyone experienced this?
Do I need to put a stronger spring on the throttle body? Spray some WD-40 on some linkage? Help?
Thanks.
Ffen
P.S. Still a pretty damn happy camper right now. Maybe I'll finally be able to sleep tonight. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif
 

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Well, the a 'stronger spring on the throttle body' won't help because the throttle butterfly is controlled by an electric actuator ... this thing doesn't have a throttle cable /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif. The throttle vavle is a 'fly by wire' setup based on an electrical signal from the gas pedal which tells the computer how much throttle to give it.

Sounds like the gas pedal is 'lazy'. Check the gas peday where it pivots and see if it's slightly tight. You might try some lube at the pedal pivot point too. If this doesn't help, have the dealer check it out.
 

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Thanks. Damn these computer controlled cars! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif
It really doesn't feel like the pedal is sticking, but I will check it out tomorrow. I wonder if the electric actuator can stick?
 

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Don't mess with it. Call your new local dealer before you even drive it. You never know what kind of situation you may find yourself in with a sticky throttle. Best of luck,FUBU69/LES /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_cool.gif
 

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Reminds me of my '70 BelAir with it's high-tech solid throttle linkage. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif

While doing a burn out in my high school parking lot, in reverse, it stuck wide open! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_eek.gif

Find out later the reason why it stuck; I broke a motor mount. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif

Ahh, the good old days. Seriously, I would have it checked as soon as possible.
 

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Sounds like the consensus is to take it in. Has anyone else had this problem? It would be beneficial to be able to point the dealer in the right direction.
I checked the pedal springs and return and they are fine. When the throttle is stuck (providing enough gas for about 3000 rpm in neutral) the pedal is all the way out. Something else has got to be hanging up. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_frown.gif
 

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On 2001-08-18 15:10, Subdriver wrote:
...It would be beneficial to be able to point the dealer in the right direction.....

Suggest you post a page for "c4c5specialist" with a link to this thread. He will provide a diagnosis.

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Hi there,
I would have your dealer double check the accelerator pedal assembly.
I have had a few that had a sticking spot within the assembly, not extreme, but there.
Best to you, c4c5
 
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