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cgottsme
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Jan 17, 2013, 2:15 PM

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I have a 2001 Toyota Camry. As I was driving home from work, the gas pedal randomly stopped working when I tried to accelerate from a stop light. I was able to press the pedal to the floor but, to no avail. I coasted my way over to the side of the road and came to a stop. From there, I restarted the car and tried it again. After about 10/15 minutes on the phone, I tried once more and this time the gas pedal was once again working normally. This has happened sporadically on a couple of other occasions but, only momentarily. I have never had to pull over to the side of the road like this and plan for a tow truck. When I brought my car in to a service shop, the mechanic told me that what I was telling him was a "mechanical impossibility." I would greatly appreciate any help as I would not like to run into a situation where I actually need to have my car towed.


Hammer Time
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Jan 17, 2013, 2:19 PM

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What you are saying is that the engine stalled, right? Of course the gas pedal wouldn't respond if the engine isn't running.



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cgottsme
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Jan 17, 2013, 2:22 PM

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No, the engine was running just fine. I was at a stop light..it was the gas pedal that was not responding or accelerating the car from a standing position


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Jan 17, 2013, 2:44 PM

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Was the check engine light coming on at all?



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cgottsme
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Jan 17, 2013, 2:47 PM

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nope


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Jan 17, 2013, 2:50 PM

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This is a "drive by wire" system with an electronic throttle system so it's entirely possible but it will set a trouble code so you need to have the computer scanned for any stored codes.



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cgottsme
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Jan 17, 2013, 2:52 PM

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This is a 2001 Camry.. there is no electronic throttle system


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Jan 17, 2013, 2:58 PM

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You sure about that are you?



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cgottsme
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Jan 17, 2013, 2:59 PM

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That is what the automechanic told me when I asked him to check it out.


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Jan 17, 2013, 3:01 PM

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Well, someone else needs to look again. I'm showing electronic throttle on both the 4 cylinder and V6.



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cgottsme
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Jan 17, 2013, 3:04 PM

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Hmm interesting. He seemed pretty confident though- opened up the hood and showed me how it works. Said, he's never had someone come in with this problem in all his years as an automechanic.. blah blah blah. I don't know Sh!t about cars though, hence the problem. I'm looking into taking it to a toyato dealership.






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