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accelerator is sticking!!! Help!!!!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by K5XLR8R, Dec 27, 2000.

  1. K5XLR8R

    K5XLR8R 1/2 ton status

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    Why does sh** always hit the fan right as I get ready to go out of town????...Seriously!!!...trip to Seattle, breaks down,(something with the EGR), trip to the family for Turkey day, (Idle control goes south), X-mas Eve night, trip to the family, Accelerator sticking and damn near killing me on the ice.....what the Fu**!? runs fine all day long, then each time right as I'm heading out of town something goes wrong....very weird!!!! SO NOW FOR THE ACC STICKING...ANYONE EVER HAD THIS HAPPEN OR HAVE ANY IDEAS FOR A FIX .....ANYTHING!!!!????!!!!??!!?!?!?!?!?!.......PLEASE HELP!
     
  2. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Check the accelerator pedal area. See if any of the floor mat/insulation maybe got in the way/on the cable. Next I'd pop off the air cleaner and see if the TV cable or Cruise control linkage is affecting it, or anything else that is hitting the carb linkage. The cable is pretty much fool proof, I'm sure it could go bad, but I wouldn't think it would do anything but snap...maybe it will bind though, just never seen it. HTH

    Dorian
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    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Check the accelerator pedal area. See if any of the floor mat/insulation maybe got in the way/on the cable. Next I'd pop off the air cleaner and see if the TV cable or Cruise control linkage is affecting it, or anything else that is hitting the carb linkage. The cable is pretty much fool proof, I'm sure it could go bad, but I wouldn't think it would do anything but snap...maybe it will bind though, just never seen it. HTH Whereabouts in Wa? I'm in Renton, just outside Seattle


    Dorian
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  4. BlazerGuy

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    Thats never happened to me before but maybe the linkage or pedal assembly is corroded somewhere, so you could spray some WD-40 or Lithuim(sp?) grease on it. This may sound dumb but my brother-in-law was having this problem on his Toy, turned out that the floor mat had scooted up under the pedal not letting it go down

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  5. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    on my 86 cougar i had the same thing happen and it was a frayed cable. check the cable that goes from your gas peddle to the carb also spray all throttle controls on the carb with carb cleaner also if the cable is not frayed try putting a few drops of oil down the end of the cable to lubricate it.
    hope this helps

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  6. kpanza

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    Mine did a similar thing on me once...it turned out that the cable had become kinked. It stuck on me, but luckily it came unstuck a few seconds later. As I went to test it again, it snapped the cable! Luckily I was close enough to my house that I could coast home! Check for kinks...accelerator cables are not too expensive, and man is it smoother than the old sh*tty one!!
     
  7. TX Mudder

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    Chek the throttle return springs - they could be catching.
    The pedal and cable is a really simply deal, just check it from the pedal to the carb.
    -- Mike
     
  8. HarryH3

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    You mentioned ice.... Was the weather cold and humid? The throttle can actually ice up in these conditions if you aren't running the stock air cleaner with the heat stove connected. It will pull some air from the exhaust manifold area to heat the incoming air enough to keep the intake from freezing up. Has the problem occurred since then?

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    I had this problem on my old scotsdale, it turned out the spring on the carb had borken. Can't remember the actual name of it but it is the double spring.

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    I used to work at a car wash and got in this BMW one day. They had just vacuumed it out and threw the mat iin crooked and I didn't see that. Well I cranked it up the the mat had mashed the pedal to the floor. It surprised the crap out of me and revved it way out. Luckily I killed it before any damage!

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