Mechanics

PEDAL STICKS & WON'T SHIFT

1994 Ford Tempo

Engine Performance problem
1994 Ford Tempo 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 68000 miles

At times the gas pedal sticks about 1/4 open and trans won't shift. If put in nuetral and stomp on pedal it will free up and work fine for awhile. Happens maybe 2-4 times a month. Also, when engine idles in gear I get a bad vibration(steering wheel shakes and mirrors & dash shakes), accel any amount and goes away. All mounts have been replaced(by NAPA service center). Hydraulic mount has been replaced 2 times. Are they related? Pedal problem seems to have started after mounts replaced.
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Bgbrktracer
February 23, 2010.




Hi bgbrktracer! I don't think the problem are related. There is a throttle cable and linkage to the throttle body. I would have the throttle cable checked for damage or binding. There could also be a good amount of sticky carbon that is inhibiting the throttle plate in the throttle body. Check that and let me know what you find out.

Tiny
Scotty Dee
Feb 23, 2010.


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