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Why does your car turn on with out the pedal down?

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Answered 2005-08-15 15:49:17

What car, what pedal? Because you turned the ignition on and started the engine. Now if you are asking why and how a car can start without pressing the accelerator? It is because that todays cars are fuel injected and computer controlled. The computer handles the air/fuel mixture at startup. It enriches the mixture at startup and then after the engine is warm, leans the mixture to the proper setting. if you've got a manual tranny its because there is an ignition button that is prolly stuck down. Located where the clutch meets the floor.

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