ANSWERS: 5
  • Have you checked to make sure that a fuel line has not become disconnected?
  • There are two common types of throttle control systems around now. One is slowly replacing the other. Older vehicles usually have a physical throttle cable running from the gas pedal to the throttle body. With the advent of computers this setup is slowly dying off in favour of another one called drive-by-wire. Essentially your pedal is no longer connected to the throttle body. A sensor in the pedal measures how far down it is pressed, then tells the computer, which actuates the throttle body electronically. This allows the computer to adjust everything for best performance, etc. If it's a drive-by-wire system then you could have a problem with the sensor or another component. If it's a physical hookup then it requires a more intricate look to find the problem. I would start by looking at the throttle body while having someone slowly press the gas pedal. If the throttle doesn't move then you can actuate it manually (be gentle) in most cases. If it revs up under manual actuation then you need to probably take it in for a detailed inspection because the setup is not made for repair and is hard to get at. Have it towed in. If you have CAA they will tow it for free. Hope this helps, Good luck P.S. A description of the vehicle (make, model, engine, transmission, etc.) might help me offer more information. The answer above is a general one.
  • type of car and someone might help you? with out knowing that it could be old and the throttle cable has come off or broken ill guess its drive by wire with some other problem. See the fault code
  • If this problem occurs while you are driving on the road, the cause may be due to the car running out of fuel. If the fuel in the tank is too low, the engine will still respond, but the combustion chamber will not work and there will be no fuel burning phenomenon, causing the car to not work. Second, it may be because the battery is damaged or out of power. Or because there is no spark. or due to faulty fuel injector system You need to examine each problem carefully to find a solution.
    • 11stevo73
      its probably going into limp mode it will have nothing to do with a flat battery.
  • Needs more details: "happened while driving down the street" So, did the engine die, car stopped, any warning lights come on the dashboard? When you turn the key now, any lights, can you crank the engine? Gas reading normal? Any other sounds?

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