Engine Mechanical problem
1997 Jaguar Vanden Plas Two Wheel Drive Automatic
My wife's '97 Jaguar Vanden Plas has been acting up recently. When the engine is cold - especially in colder weather - the accelerator doesn't respond at all. The throttle linkage seems to be frozen. ( We live in South Florida, so " cold" is a relative term ). Once the car gets up to running temperature, the situation seems to resolve itself; although the throttle does seem to stick sometimes while driving, so it becomes necessary to sort of 'kick' it loose. Not very safe. How do I clean and/or lubricate the linkage ( if that's what's required )? And how difficult would it be for me to replace the throttle assembly, if necessary. ( I'm minorly to moderately mechanical ). Thanks; and Merry Christmas.
Monday, December 21st, 2009 AT 3:16 PM