CAR DOES NOT SLOW WHEN I LET OFF THE GAS.

  • Tiny
  • Evan25
  • 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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Monday, March 26th, 2012 AT 8:09 PM

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  • Tiny
  • fixitmr
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Does pedal itself return to up position quickly?

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Monday, March 26th, 2012 AT 8:20 PM
  • Tiny
  • fixitmr
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Check throttle plate for gummed up dirty making it sticky.

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Monday, March 26th, 2012 AT 8:25 PM
  • Tiny
  • Evan25
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Yes, It returns just fine.

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Monday, March 26th, 2012 AT 8:33 PM
  • Tiny
  • Evan25
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I cleaned my throttle not 4 days ago as well.

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Monday, March 26th, 2012 AT 8:33 PM
  • Tiny
  • fixitmr
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Does the rpm drop when you let off pedal? How far?

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Monday, March 26th, 2012 AT 8:40 PM
  • Tiny
  • fixitmr
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If in neutral at stop if you raise rpm to 2500 and let off does it go right back down to 600?

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Monday, March 26th, 2012 AT 8:42 PM
  • Tiny
  • Evan25
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Yes, It drops just fine.

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Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 AT 7:04 PM
  • Tiny
  • fixitmr
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When it does it's 'thing' and you let off gas does rpm drop any?

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Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 AT 7:41 PM
  • Tiny
  • Evan25
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Yeah, it drops gradually. As the speed drops, the Rpm drops.

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Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 AT 7:49 PM
  • Tiny
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The transmission has an overrunning clutch. It's supposed to coast when you let off the throttle. That's increases fuel economy.

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Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 AT 8:04 PM

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