2001 Dodge Caravan Gas Pedal Sticking

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Joy Suyehara, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. Joy Suyehara

    Joy Suyehara Guest

    Frequently, the gas pedal will stick as I'm driving. I can be cruising
    on the freeway and when I want to accelerate, the pedal will be hard to
    push. Eventually, I can get the pedal to work, but it is scary. The
    pedal can also be hard to push after the car has been setting for a
    while. Unfortunately, when I take the car to the dealer, this problem
    never happens. The Caravan has a 3.3L V6. Any ideas?

    Joy Suyehara, Mar 28, 2006
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    Scott Dorsey Guest

    Clean the throttle body.
    Scott Dorsey, Mar 28, 2006
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    Mike Guest

    Most likely cause would be a dirty throttle body.
    Mike, Mar 28, 2006
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    philthy Guest

    clean carbon buildup off of throttle plates
    philthy, Mar 29, 2006
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    ~^Johnny^~ Guest

    No, no, no, no, no,,,,,

    not unless he has other symptoms, sich as poor driveability, rough
    idle, engine sometimes racing at idle, etc...

    Manually work the throttle lever under the hood, and if it works
    freely, but the pedal doesn't then I'd suspect accelerator cable
    (lube or replace it).
    ~^Johnny^~, Mar 29, 2006
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    Joe Guest

    Pretty cheap fix, and might save you from knocking the house down.
    Joe, Mar 29, 2006
  7. Joy Suyehara

    Joy Suyehara Guest

    Cleaning the throttle body solved the problem. Thanks for the

    Joy Suyehara, Mar 29, 2006
  8. check for stuff on the floor near the pedal. Also, do you have floor mats?
    They can sometimes cause problems with the gas pedal.
    Alex Rodriguez, Mar 29, 2006
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    AZ Nomad Guest

    AZ Nomad, Mar 29, 2006
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    philthy Guest

    lets try yes yes yes yes yes YYYYEEEEESSSS dink
    philthy, Mar 31, 2006
  11. Great. What kind of stupid mechanic did you take that car to that couldn't
    figure out to try this the first time you took it to them?
    Alex Rodriguez, Mar 31, 2006
  12. ========
    it was likely some ASE certified type that looked down at the floor
    checked for a beer bottle under the pedal........then sent him on his

    what you reckon..aye?

    Marsh Monster, Apr 1, 2006
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