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What causes a accelerator pedal to stick when starting an

Customer Question

What causes a accelerator pedal to stick when starting an SUV?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

the gas pedal itself is sticking ?

with the hood open and looking at the throttle body where the air cleaner hose connects to the engine do you see a throttle cable on the side of the throttle body ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am not a mechanic I know nothing about my engine
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Gary I do not know where this is in my engine
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

but the gas pedal is physically sticking itself ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it is
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

ok this is caused by one of 3 things'the gas pedal itself is bad and needs to be replaced usually lubing the pedal will not help much at all or the throttle cable is bad and binding causing this issue or the throttle body where the cable connects too is binding or is very dirty

since its sticking do NOT drive this vehicle have it towed to your local shop for them to inspect and or repair one of the 3 things i said it would usually be

if you have any questions please ask as i do not get credit for my work until you rate us here at justanswer

Expert:  Roy replied 1 year ago.

do you still need help???

Roy

Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

how are you making out ?

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