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Has anyone experienced that when you start up your truck and it has been sitting a while, the gas pedal will just stick. It takes a LOT of force to push it down. Anybody know how to fix that what might be freezing it?
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My dads truck used to do this (2000 silverado). I think on the other site (fsc) they had something on there about how to fix it...it may have even been a recall. My dad ended up goin to the dealership and they fixed it...don't remember how much it costed him tho...
 

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Germanator said:
Has anyone experienced that when you start up your truck and it has been sitting a while, the gas pedal will just stick. It takes a LOT of force to push it down. Anybody know how to fix that what might be freezing it?
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Mines done it at least half a dozen times over the time I've had my truck (2000)
 

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My dads got to the point where it would do it 2 out of every 3 times...kinda dangerous IMO...
 

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On the throttle body where the accelerator spring/cable is may be 'gunked' up for lack of a better word. Get some carb cleaner,....i used berrymans and spray a little or a lot depending on how dirty it is to degrease it and clean it real good where it connects to the throttle body. That fixed mine.....
 

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I would not use carb cleaner on fuel inj..... i did and had to replace the eng not fun @ all use a inj cleaner ( Note) <----- this in only if you spray in the throttle body
 

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I had the sticky gas pedal fixed at the dealer a long time ago under warranty. I believe a recall notice was received on it.
 

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I would not use carb cleaner on fuel inj..... i did and had to replace the eng not fun @ all use a inj cleaner ( Note) <----- this in only if you spray in the throttle body
You are not going to spray anything anywhere where it will ignite. It's not even going to enter the fuel system. This is just to dissolve any dirt or grime that would prevent the spring/cable from operating smoothly.
 

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At the dealership we use air intake system cleaner, spray down the throttle blade, and open it up and wipe out as much as you can, its the soot sticking the blade, must do 2 of these a day.
 

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At the dealership we use air intake system cleaner, spray down the throttle blade, and open it up and wipe out as much as you can, its the soot sticking the blade, must do 2 of these a day.

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Carb cleaner is fine as long as you let is dry/evaporate before starting. (Also, lots of bottles have fuel injection on the label, just in smaller print.)
 
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Yea man just need to clean out that TB. Had to do this for a friend of mine on his 00 and now it works perfect.
 

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The problem is the close tolerances between the Throttle Body a the blade. Cleaning is a temp fix, but to fix it permanently all ya have to do is sand or smooth the edge of the blade EVER SO SLIGHTLY. Doesn't take much! This will alleviate the problem...did this to my 2000 and have had zero issues since.
 

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The throttle on my 00 Silverado was sticking like that. I took it to the dealership and they told me 'a clogged fuel filter was causing it...' umm, NO! :slap: needless to say I did not leave my truck there for them to fix my clogged fuel filter.
 
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