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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-26-2004, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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Yes I know this was asked and responded to already. But the nature of my question is a little different. First off, it is not sticking in the down position, but rather has a bit of a stick right from give go. It you press down with a little more force from stop, it will go, but causes me and everyone in the vehicle whiplash :-)

I know someone said to pull off the intake hose and clean it with a toothbrush and carb cleaner, but what should I be looking for exactly and does brake cleaner work as well?
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I'd check out the wire on the Throttle Body and make sure there is nothing obstructing it. Then maybe try to work the butterfly(where the wire meets) with your hand to make sure again there is no obstruction or sticking. If that looks all good, then go underneath your dash and take a look at the accelerator itself and make sure that is working too! I'd do this when the car is off .

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Take it to your dealer and have them replace the throttle body.
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a sticking t-body relates to one thing.most noticed when accelerating of a stop.just remove the t-body air intake bellows,and clean the carbon build off around the t-blade with carb cleaner, and your done.
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a sticking t-body relates to one thing.most noticed when accelerating of a stop.just remove the t-body air intake bellows,and clean the carbon build off around the t-blade with carb cleaner, and your done.
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Agreed, with throttle plate closed there is a ring of carbon build up in throttle body, it makes the throttle plate stick, thats all you need to clean off. No need to replace the throttle body. Also try to clean the edges of the throttle plate itself.
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t-bodys never need replacement.working for mazda 17yrs and never needed to replace one.honestly.
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throttle was sticky on dad's tribute as well. was replaced for under a recall on 01' tribute

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The throttle body has a design deficiency ( confirm by may dealer). I am on my 3rd one. The throttle body linkage wears and sticks on the top end. With the 3rd one, it work well for about 6 months, now it is starting to stick again.
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Yes I know this was asked and responded to already. But the nature of my question is a little different. First off, it is not sticking in the down position, but rather has a bit of a stick right from give go. It you press down with a little more force from stop, it will go, but causes me and everyone in the vehicle whiplash :-)

I know someone said to pull off the intake hose and clean it with a toothbrush and carb cleaner, but what should I be looking for exactly and does brake cleaner work as well?
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Yes I know this was asked and responded to already. But the nature of my question is a little different. First off, it is not sticking in the down position, but rather has a bit of a stick right from give go. It you press down with a little more force from stop, it will go, but causes me and everyone in the vehicle whiplash :-)

I know someone said to pull off the intake hose and clean it with a toothbrush and carb cleaner, but what should I be looking for exactly and does brake cleaner work as well?
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we had the same problem but just happened all at once yesterday while driving home went to stop at a stop sign and the engine was staying revved up but then went back to idle. but when we started to go through the intersection the cable broke. I talked with mazda service dept. and they said they have never had one brake before and has never heard of this happening but said they will fix it for full price as it has been replaced for the defect in 05.
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we had the same problem but just happened all at once yesterday while driving home went to stop at a stop sign and the engine was staying revved up but then went back to idle. but when we started to go through the intersection the cable broke. I talked with mazda service dept. and they said they have never had one brake before and has never heard of this happening but said they will fix it for full price as it has been replaced for the defect in 05.
I had a problem with the sticky throttle but was only at take-off, the wagon also needed new spark plugs. In an attempt to change the plugs I removed the manifold which gave me easier access to the plugs at the rear of the motor. I had the manifold on my work bench and found there was carbon deposits around the butterfly vavle (throttle plate) which was causing the valve to stick, I used a good carb cleaner (CRC or equivalent) to remove the carbon deposit. After the cleaning and a bit of elbow grease the valve opened like a dream. The wife was very impressed her sticky accelerator was no more. Having the manifold out made this task a lot easier to do. Unless you know what you are doing my suggestion would be is to take the manifold out and give it a good clean, and use a good quality carb cleaner. There was carbon deposits throughout the manifold and valve inlets which was quite crusted up, with the manifold out I gave everything a good clean.
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