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    Accelorator sticking!?!?!

    Hi all,
    I have a 1998 Astra 1.6 16v arctic 2 and been driving it for 3 months.
    Today I noticed that when I stopped the revs would continue to just under half way and the only way to bring it back down was to put my foot under the pedal and lift it.

    Something somewhere aint right and I am not sure what to do.....any help and suggestion would be greatly receieved.
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    Al

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    have you checked to see if your mats or anything are not catching the pedal?

    sorry to sound obvious but its hapnd to me so many time before!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glasgow_Stu View Post
    have you checked to see if your mats or anything are not catching the pedal?

    sorry to sound obvious but its hapnd to me so many time before!
    Hi,
    Thanks and I would love it to be just that but we have not got mats yet!

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    A worried >BUMP<

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    check the return spring does anything need greasing?
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    Hi,
    This is still happening.
    I popped in a garage and the guy thinks its the cable pully being a bit dirty and he sprayed WD40 on it and it seemed to do the trick.
    Tonight it started again and was getting upto 3000 revs without my foot on the gas.....I am at a loss here!

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    If this was mine I'd go under the bonnet and operate the throttle pulley by hand to see if the high revs were butterfly related or even ecu. If you can't get the symptons this way you know it's simply a cable or pedal related problem.

    Can't be more help but that's where I'd start, at the throttle body and eliminate back from there. At least you know it's not a fly by wire throttle problem cos yours is cable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suraci View Post
    If this was mine I'd go under the bonnet and operate the throttle pulley by hand to see if the high revs were butterfly related or even ecu. If you can't get the symptons this way you know it's simply a cable or pedal related problem.

    Can't be more help but that's where I'd start, at the throttle body and eliminate back from there. At least you know it's not a fly by wire throttle problem cos yours is cable.
    Hi thanks for this.
    I did go under the bonnet and sprayed WD40 on the pulley and cable and rotated it a good few times and it felt ok....what am I looking for with it? sticking?

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