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Old 11-25-2012, 10:01 PM   #1
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Throttle issue

When its cold out side my gas petal sticks. Now when. I go to hit gas petal it makes a popping noise and then car starts to accelerate. When weathure is warm or cars been runnin for at least half hr problem dose not happen. I have a 2006 ZX5 auto with 2.0 duratech. Any help is greatly appretiated.


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Old 11-26-2012, 12:50 AM   #2
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Have you cleaned the throttlebody recently? They start to stick after a while, it's been a pretty common issue. I've got an 06 dtec manual and mine did it too. Replaced the throttlebody (cleaning would suffice) and it was fixed. A co-worker of mine has the same problem with his 06 zx3.
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I dont think it was ever cleaned. Ill have to do that then thanks.
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Check out this thread:
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=130923

I know there's one with pics somewhere, but I can't find it ATM
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ill look into it on here some more
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This just happened over the weekend with my sisters '07 SES. Seems the cold weather made it worse (went from low 60's to high 20's) and caused the plastic to contract slightly. When driving it, I'd have to give it a pretty abrupt tap to get the pedal to move. It was fine as as long as you didnt completely let off the gas.

The throttle body/butterfly valve had so much crap deposited on them. I cleaned them on Saturday and she says her car is back to normal driving now.

I found whynotthinkwhynot's post after a quick search
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There is a little blue "sleeve" around the cable behind the gas pedal. Check and see if it is hanging up. Mine does here and there and it drives me nuts.
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^this for sure. Make sure your cables are properly slicked up. happens to everyone over time.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:24 PM   #9
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Yup once i get a chance ill be checkin it all over thanks for help
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