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2005 Ford Focus S 3dr Coupe ZX3

2005 Ford Focus
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Front Wheel Drive, 2 Door Coupe, Compact
26 mpg city / 35 mpg hwy
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October 1, 2012, 1:25 pm

Dolores M
 

Question: the gas pedal is sticky in the cold weather!

Since at least 2 winters ago, my gas pedal has been sticking. i went to Ford and they say there is no problem. It happens in the cold weather mostly, and when I take it to Ford the car has already warmed up. They keep saying its fine. I find it super dangerous and was looking for a solution or if even there was a recall for this.


October 6, 2012, 9:33 am

Tyler O
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If you have a mechanical linkage (throttle cable) make sure the linkage is clean and lubed.

Clean the throttle body inside around the plate thoroughly.

If you have an electronic throttle body, the unit may need to be replaced.


There is no listed recall or TSB related to this issue.


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