Monday, January 16, 2012

car only starts when gas pedal is pressed?

It sounds like there might be something wrong with your idle air control valve. Does your exhaust smell excessively of gasoline?

At this time your explanation makes this look like a faulty idle air control valve which is mounted on the throttle body. I also recommend if it is close to time for a tune up then go ahead and install new plugs and wires. It always helps to do a fuel system service as well.Its possible that fuel pump is got weak and loosing pressure.
You might need a new fuel pump. There is not enough fuel getting to the engine to start it, so if you press it than its enough.



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