1998 Chevy Cavalier gas pedal sometimes inop

Tiny
JNJOWEN
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  • 1998 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 268,000 MILES
Occasionally after stopping, pressing on gas pedal produces no action. The pedal goes to the floor but the engine doesn't respond. Putting car in neutral and shutting off and restarting allows normal operation. What could be the problem?
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Friday, September 10th, 2010 AT 6:43 PM

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Tiny
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Is the check engine light coming on at all?
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Friday, September 10th, 2010 AT 6:56 PM
Tiny
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Yes check engine light is on
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Friday, September 10th, 2010 AT 7:31 PM
Tiny
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Then, that's where you start. You have to get the codes read and see where they point you.
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Friday, September 10th, 2010 AT 7:39 PM
Tiny
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Can these codes be read buy the dash lights like the days of old, retrieved by a paperclip or do I need a reader these days?
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Friday, September 10th, 2010 AT 7:45 PM
Tiny
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No, not on OBD2. If you live near an AutoZone or Advanced Auto, they will read them for free. Just don't let them analyze or sell you anything.
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Friday, September 10th, 2010 AT 7:52 PM
Tiny
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I will get the codes and get back to you. Thanks for your help so far.
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Friday, September 10th, 2010 AT 8:04 PM

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