1995 Plymouth Acclaim throttle sticks

Tiny
MGKARL
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  • 1995 PLYMOUTH ACCLAIM
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 60,000 MILES
The throttle sticks in the home/idle position. Car starts fine, but when you press the accelerator pedal it is hard to press, like it is stuck, the car lurches forward and then the pedal is fine after that. It doesn't occur all of the time but always after the car is turned off. It is always at the idle position. Car has a 3.3 L. If the accellerator pedal is press before turning on the engine it is fine. Is there a possible worn grove or notch?
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Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 AT 5:31 AM

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Tiny
MMPRINCE4000
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Possible notch/groove or just a buildup of debris.

Rotate the throttle body by hand, if it sticks, then remove it and clean.
If it does not stick, then most likely the throttle cable is worn/kinked.
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Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 AT 6:46 AM
Tiny
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Thank you for the reply. I removed the kick down lever for the transmission and now the throttle does not stick at idle. I lubed up the kick down linkage.
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Thursday, May 21st, 2009 AT 7:42 AM

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