Chrysler Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Hi Ed, sounds like you have a throttle sticking. That may be in the cable itself, the throttle blade in the throttle body may be gummed up with carbon, or the pedal is obstructed by a floor mat or carpet issue. Since the vehicle is a 2000 model year it is not electronic throttle so those are the things to have checked. The first one that you can check easily is the floor mat/carpet. Sometimes they work their way up under the pedal and cause it to stick. I've even seen them get placed over the pedal accidently after it was taken out at the car wash.