Mechanics

CAR DOES NOT SLOW WHEN I LET OFF THE GAS.

2001 Ford Taurus • 180,000 miles

When I let off the gas pedal, the car just coasts on and on without slowing, after a while gravity takes effect, but I notice it takes much longer for my car to slow when letting off the gas than other peoples. The idle is just fine, and is at the recommended 600. Could this be the converter?
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Evan25
March 26, 2012.




Does pedal itself return to up position quickly?

Tiny
Fixitmr
Mar 26, 2012.
Check throttle plate for gummed up dirty making it sticky.

Tiny
Fixitmr
Mar 26, 2012.
Yes, It returns just fine.

Tiny
Evan25
Mar 26, 2012.
I cleaned my throttle not 4 days ago as well.

Tiny
Evan25
Mar 26, 2012.
Does the rpm drop when you let off pedal? How far?

Tiny
Fixitmr
Mar 26, 2012.
If in neutral at stop if you raise rpm to 2500 and let off does it go right back down to 600?

Tiny
Fixitmr
Mar 26, 2012.
Yes, It drops just fine.

Tiny
Evan25
Mar 28, 2012.
When it does it's 'thing' and you let off gas does rpm drop any?
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Tiny
Fixitmr
Mar 28, 2012.
Yeah, it drops gradually. As the speed drops, the Rpm drops.

Tiny
Evan25
Mar 28, 2012.
The transmission has an overrunning clutch. It's supposed to coast when you let off the throttle. That's increases fuel economy.

Wrenchtech
Mar 28, 2012.

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