Accelerator Pedal is very hard to push

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Murali, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. Murali

    Murali Guest


    I just bought an used Honda Civic 2001 Model. The accelerator is very
    hard to push, though the engine runs smooth.

    I am new to cars, hence dont know whether this a problem or its ok.

    Thanking you
    Murali, Jul 14, 2006
  2. Murali

    TeGGeR® Guest

    Is it hard to push at first, but then it sort of "pops" and is easy after
    TeGGeR®, Jul 14, 2006
  3. First off, check to see that the floor mat is not in the way. If that
    checks out, one possible cause is carbon build-up in the throttle body.
    High Tech Misfit, Jul 15, 2006
  4. Some Civics have bad grease on the throttle cable. It's not too hard to
    change but you should bring the cable to the parts department with you.
    When I changed the cable on my 97 Civic HX, I went through about 30
    mislabeled bags of throttle cables before finding the right one.
    Kevin McMurtrie, Jul 15, 2006
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