2000 SL1 Gas Pedal Sticking

Discussion in 'Saturn S-series' started by Nobody, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. Nobody

    Nobody Guest

    My 2000 SL1 has been very trouble free even at 151K miles.

    Recently, I have to give the gas pedal a hard tap to 'free' it. Once I do
    that, it works freely but if I am off the gas for over a minute such as at a
    traffic light, the pedal needs another hard tap.
    Does something need a shot of WD-40?
    Nobody, Apr 29, 2007
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  2. Oddly, mine has the same issue. I wasn't going to complain about it here,
    because I don't see it as the top problem, but now that you bring it up I'll
    be watching for an answer so I can scratch this off my list as well.
    HyperCube33 \(Life2Death\), Apr 29, 2007
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    BläBlä Guest

    Sticking butterfly - clean throttle body.
    BläBlä, Apr 29, 2007
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    SnoMan Guest

    Yes, get some spray carb cleaner and spray it into throttle plate area
    while opening throttle a bit to keep it from stalling. This is pretty
    common with Saturns and as they get older it tends to do it more often
    anf the main cause it the cranlcase breather vent located just above
    the throttle valve it the source for the deposit material. Old engine
    with TBI or carbs kept throttle plates wet with fuel and largley
    pervented this but the plate on the Saturn is dry except for vapor
    from crankcase. BTW, I clean the throttle plate area on my Saturn
    about once or twice a year as needed.
    SnoMan, Apr 29, 2007
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    Kevin Guest

    Actually, I do it with the engine off, so I can hold the butterfly open
    and scrub off all that carbon build up. Smokes like a son-of-a-gun when
    you start it up, but it clears up in a minute, and the car is much happier.
    Kevin, Apr 30, 2007
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    SnoMan Guest

    If you do it while engine is on there is no need to brush it with
    correct cleaner and it takes about 30 seconds or less to clean it too.
    SnoMan, Apr 30, 2007
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    Kevin Guest

    Uh huh- and do you get all the gunk off the edges? takes me less than 5
    minutes, and does a much better job. you can do it your way, I'll do it
    Kevin, May 1, 2007
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