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Two things:

The accelerator cable is frayed or sticking. Change it or lube it alot.

Your idle is too high. Have it lowered.

The problem could be some type of vacuam problem. That is what happened to our Explorer. Or maybe a throttle body problem?

if you mean accelerator sticking, I would check the throttle bore. The plate gets heavy carbon build up and should get cleaned every 18,000 miles.

On modern cars, idle is controlled by the Electronic Control Module. An increase in RPM without pressing the gas pedal is called surging. Have the ECM checked for codes and fix the problems it has noted. This should fix the surging problem. On my car, it was the Oxygen sensor. But it could be a number of other things also, including a vacuum leak.

Make sure your floor mat (not even a corner of it) isn't on top of the accelerator pedal. Even the slightest weight can cause the pedal to accelerate enough to be noticeable. The floor mat can slip forward (and has) in two of our new vehicles when we were driving on the highway. It had worked its way off the anchors and slipped forward, causing the vehicles to accelerate.

If it's an automatic transmission, it might be normal provided the engine performance is ok. Auto trannies have a torque converter stall speed. I have a 96 Cadillac Fleetwood and it will move on its own.

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What causes a car to accelerate?

A person pressing the gas pedal.

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You can accelerate by pressing up key in GTA SA.

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Car won't start without pressing gas pedal?

Really need more info, like what year and model. If your car is carburated that would be normal.

What should you do when your car accelerates without you pressing the gas?

press the break and call the car company you bought it from.

Will a bad tps make a car idle high and accelerate without pressing the gas pedal?

when the TPS stop's working properly and may throw a code , but it can make your idel real rough between this and your cars IAC( Idel air control) .

Why does a car slow down when you accelerate?

A car goes faster when you accelerate. It slows down when you brake.

Why does your car refuse to accelerate?

I don't have a car.

What force would it take to accelerate a 900kg car at a rate of 6 ms2?


Why at 30 miles per hour does your car not want to accelerate?

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What is a sentence for the word accelerate?

He would wildly accelerate his car when the traffic light turned green. Gravity causes falling objects to accelerate as they move toward the Earth. Living in a foreign country can accelerate the speed at which you learn the native language.

How much time does it take for a car to accelerate from 3.44 ms to 20.9 ms?

That depends on what type of car you're driving. For example, a pickup truck would accelerate more slowly than a race car.

Why would your car idle fine but sputter when you accelerate?

There are a number of reasons why a car would idle find but sputter when you accelerate. It could need a new spark plugs. You may also have to replace the filters. It might also be an issue with the air flow.

What conditions does a car not accelerate?

When a car turns a corner.

How can a car accelerate without a change of speed?

It can not. Acceleration is equall to the rate of change in speed. If there is no change in speed there is zero acceleration.

The force it would take to accelerate a 900 kg car at a rate of 3 ms2 is .?


Why is my car smoking when you accelerate?

Your car should not smoke when I accelerate. Maybe it caught fire because you dropped a cigarette. If my car smokes when I accelerate, it's because the piston rings are loose and oil is getting into the combustion chamber.

What would cause a car to bump when you accelerate but It does not make a noise and I feel a bumping when I accelerate and it stops when I let off the gas?

Is it bogging down? if thats what your referring to, then maybe try a fuel pump if yoir car has one.

Why is it easier to accelerate a car on the moon as it is to accelerate the same car on Earth?

Less weight to move and no wind resistance since no atmosphere.

What could cause a rattling sound from the engine of a Toyota Cressida at high RPMs and how would you fix it?

it is cauused by over accelaration during the car is in nutrule so if you accelerate at that point the cars belt will get old and it would proably that the reason you are getting a wretel in your car when you accelerate

How to inflat a tire on a car without taking the tire off?

You can inflat a tire on a car without taking the tire off by simply pressing the valve that is at the side of the tire that is used in pumping air in the tire.

Why do you consider a moving object to accelerate even when it slows down or chnges direction without changing speeed?

Because that's the definition of "accelerate". "Accelerate" doesn't mean "speed up", although that's how everybody who rides in a car uses the word. "Accelerate" means "change the speed or the direction of motion, or both".

Why would a car jerk when pressing the brake?

You could be pressing the brake pedal too hard. Another reason why it may jerk is because the pull brake is engaged.

Car dies when not pressing gas pedal?

what kind of car is it

Why doesn't my car want to accelerate?