sticky accelerator pedal in honda 97 civic

Discussion in 'Civic' started by frank, Sep 2, 2006.

  1. frank

    frank Guest

    hello all,

    i have a 97 civic with only 41,000 miles on it, and i have a problem
    with the accelerator pedal, it's sticks a little when i first start to
    depress it. when it finally releases it makes for some herky jerky
    acceleratriosn in 1st. i had this problem a few years ago, the dealer
    said i needed a major replacement of something , i forget what. i
    took it ti a garage and they did something that "unstuck it" by
    cleaning it out . . . said it was a common problem. so, what to do?
    pay the dealer? take it to a garage? or is this something i can clean
    out myself without too much major surgery? thanks for help - fj
    frank, Sep 2, 2006

  2. ----------------------------------

    Do a google search for honda throttle body cleaning. Condensates are
    gluing it shut overnight. A can of techron injector cleaner should be
    used at least twice a year to keep other stuff clean.

    'Curly Q. Links', Sep 3, 2006
  3. frank

    JXStern Guest

    How about a couple of tanks of Chevron gas, at least after a cleanout?

    OP - for information, what kind of gas do you usually buy?

    JXStern, Sep 5, 2006
  4. frank

    frank Guest

    hi, used to buy mobile gas but had the problembefore anyway . . .
    lately i just buy the cheapest gas i can find -- hess, getty, etc--
    does that really matter? would be great if some fancy super hi test
    gas would do the trick! talk to me :) ==fj
    frank, Sep 5, 2006
  5. frank

    JXStern Guest

    Chevron gas has that injector cleaner stuff in it. Not sure if it
    will clear a problem, at least not quickly, but it should pretty much
    prevent them, as I understand it, or at least put it off as long as

    Back in the day, Union 76 gas would clog my carbueretor quickly, and
    almost anything else would clear it. Gas can make the difference.
    Cousin had the same experience on hearing my story and switching off
    the 76.

    I started buying Chevron because I like their pay at the pump system,
    and noticed the car really did seem to run a little better on it.
    Have been using it almost exclusively for some time. Maybe costs a
    dollar per tank, whatever.

    JXStern, Sep 5, 2006
  6. frank

    TeGGeR® Guest

    If they are, then oil is getting into the throttle body, suggesting a
    plugged PCV system or excessive blowby.

    The throttle body ought to stay dusty dry all the time. Gunk is
    TeGGeR®, Sep 6, 2006
  7. That's been my experience, too. I had an '84 Nissan 300ZX that would get
    rough and the clutch would get touchy if I used gas from the 76 on the
    corner for a few months. A single tank of Texaco or Chevron would straighten
    it right out for a few more months.

    Michael Pardee, Sep 6, 2006
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