2005 Chrysler Town and Country Gas Pedal Locks UP

Tiny
COACHTRAHAN
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  • 2005 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 79,800 MILES
I have had 2 episodes over the last week where my gas pedal locks up. I can not push it down. It occurs while driving with no warning.
I have to allow the car to slow down to a stop - then turn off the ignition. As soon as I restart the car, seconds later, it functions normally.
ANy ideas?
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Tuesday, May 27th, 2008 AT 2:37 PM

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Tiny
MASTERTECHTIM
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Do you have a alarm system or remote starter? If yes then check to make sure the modules are not interfering with the gas pedal.
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Tuesday, May 27th, 2008 AT 4:11 PM
Tiny
WEBDRUM007
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I've experienced this bizarre phenomenon several times over the 81K of mileage in our 2005 T&C - it's not electrical at all; it's something in the footboard where the pedal passes through the floor. It literally seems to BIND the darned pedal in such a way 500 lbs. Of force won't get it to depress. Freaky, scary too.

All I do is jiggle the pedal with my foot - side to side a bit - and it seems to do the trick. Always has worked for me. No expensive price tag fix, just a "jiggle the handle" kind of fix.
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Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 AT 3:32 AM

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