Hard to start

Tiny
AIR0MSW
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  • 2006 PONTIAC G6
Six cylinder front wheel drive automatic 52,000 miles.

Car will not start without pushing a little on the gas pedal but runs fine other than that. What would be causing this? No problems when starting other than you have to push the gas pedal just a little.
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Thursday, November 20th, 2008 AT 8:27 AM

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Tiny
KEN
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It sounds like you need to service the throttle actuator. What happens is after many miles a dark goo accumulates onto the butterfly and makes it hard to start.

Here are s couple of guides to help us get the problem fixed.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/throttle-actuator-service

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-cranks-excessively-before-starting

Please let us know what you find.

Cheers, Ken
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