CAR DOES NOT SLOW WHEN I LET OFF THE GAS.

2001 Ford Taurus

Tiny

Evan25

March, 26, 2012 AT 8:09 PM

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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12 Answers

Tiny

fixitmr

March, 26, 2012 AT 8:20 PM

Does pedal itself return to up position quickly?

Tiny

fixitmr

March, 26, 2012 AT 8:25 PM

Check throttle plate for gummed up dirty making it sticky.

Tiny

Evan25

March, 26, 2012 AT 8:33 PM

Yes, It returns just fine.

Tiny

Evan25

March, 26, 2012 AT 8:33 PM

I cleaned my throttle not 4 days ago as well.

Tiny

fixitmr

March, 26, 2012 AT 8:40 PM

Does the rpm drop when you let off pedal? How far?

Tiny

fixitmr

March, 26, 2012 AT 8:42 PM

If in neutral at stop if you raise rpm to 2500 and let off does it go right back down to 600?

Tiny

Evan25

March, 28, 2012 AT 7:04 PM

Yes, It drops just fine.

Tiny

fixitmr

March, 28, 2012 AT 7:41 PM

When it does it's 'thing' and you let off gas does rpm drop any?

Tiny

Evan25

March, 28, 2012 AT 7:49 PM

Yeah, it drops gradually. As the speed drops, the Rpm drops.

Tiny

Wrenchtech

March, 28, 2012 AT 8:04 PM

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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