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Throttle pedal stuck full on during acceleration to pass another vehicle on Hwy. 2007 6.7l dodge pu. Is this a noted problem? Problem did correct in short time but an anxious moment nertheless.

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  • blpbuffalo Dec 15, 2008

    2007 Dodge Ram 2500 5.7 litre with 3000 miles. I also had an issue with the throttle sticking wide open when passing on the highway. I had to turn the key off and back on to shut it down at about 85 mph. It then returned to normal. A very dangerous situation. I understand that there is no mechanical linkage - a fly by wire more or less. Just happened, so I haven't been back to the dealer yet.

  • blpbuffalo May 11, 2010

    Thanks for your response. My Ram 2500 5.7 is completely stock and new with only 3400 miles on it. I haven't been able to find any other information on the web regarding a sticking problem like this. I'm sure the dealer will give me the brush off unless he can replicate the event. I'm waiting for the weather to get a little better before I take any chances trying to make it happen again.

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I just read about a recall. Although the manufacturing time line of the part does not really line up, there MIGHT be a possibility...

Problem Certain replacement k&n fuel performance kits, p/nos. 57-1509, 57-1511, 57-1511-1, 57-1517, 57-1517-1, 57-1527, and 57-1530. also, a small percentage of these kits were sold under the mopar performance parts brand name (p/nos. p5007069 and p5007070). all kits were manufactured from april 20, 1999, through september 23, 2004. these assemblies were manufactured as replacement equipment for certain dodge pickup trucks and suvs. a small piece of material from the tube wall could be sucked into the engine throttle body, which could cause the throttle to become jammed in the open position. Consequence A jammed open throttle could cause unintended acceleration of the vehicle, possibly resulting in a crash or increased stoping distances when braking. Resolution K&n will provide owners with a free repair kit along with repair instructions. the recall began on april 20, 2006. Component Engine and engine cooling Notes This recall only pertains to replacement k&n fuel performance kits and has no relation to any original equipment installed on dodge vehicles manufactured by daimlerchrysler.customers may contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to NHTSA Campaign Number 06E024000

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My sons 2500 dodge ram throtle stuck wide open, excellerated to a hihg speed and caused him to roll his truck over becouse he could not stop the vehicle . has anyone else had this happen?

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  • imimpulsive Oct 08, 2010

    Yes, and I almost died. Chrysler has refused to take this seriously and conduct an investigation no matter how hard I tried to convince them. You can read more here and also see pictures:

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    fshnelectric Jan 08, 2013

    my 2010 Doge Ram 6.7 L diesel just about killed my son and i passing a semi on snowy pass twice then twice in town . stood on breaks then finally put in in neutral it went to over speed then shut down. my 16 yr old was driving 10 min before it happened!

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    fshnelectric Jan 08, 2013

    we too were almost killed. and scared three other times before i could get it to a dealer. 2010 ram 6.7L

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    fshnelectric Jan 08, 2013

    P.S. dealer service in bend or, said never heard of this kind of problem before ! well i doubt thats true! someone will be killed over that mechanical problem, but probably not the 3500 ram driver. just the family in the car it runs over! this need 's to be fixed before i will let anyone drive it!

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    pat dolden Jan 04, 2019

    I have a 2008 dodge ram 1500 auto trans. and the sticking throttle has happened three times . It will happen every time you step on the throttle for fast acceloration, You must shut the engine OFF and quick;y try and avoid an accident and pull off the road , Wait a few minutes ( maybe five ) and the throttle will unstick . This problem if potentially LIFE THREATENING ! There are so many of this complaint I can not understand why Chrysler doesn't address it .


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My 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 4.7L has started sticking. two times in the last week. I've pulled over and thrown it in park or neutral and turned it off. Once stopped I turn it back on, rev it to try to get the cable unstuck and either turn it off before it redlines or it unsticks.

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  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2010

    RE: my 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 4.7L - this morning the truck won't idle. Seems that throttle is stuck closed. My issue might be cold weather related.


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Our 2002 Dodge Durango 4.7 when started goes to full throttle 6000 rpm and has to be immediately shut off.

John, first make sure it is not floor mat or carpet holding gas peddle down causing throttle issue. If all looks good there, would suggest you check throttle cable for being seized, throttle body seized or return spring faulty/broke. You may want to contact a good Tech, have them diagnose and estimate repair. Check the attached links,instruction and guides, Good luck
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How to reset ECU,Throttle and Accelerator Position Learning


Below the procedure to reset ECU,Throttle and to perform Accelerator Position Learning on Nissan. It works on Titan, Altima, Infinity, pathfinder and other models.

ECU Resetting

While performing the procedures below, ensue that you are respecting the times stated. If the steps are not done within the specified times, the module will not reset. You will need to use a watch or a chronograph while performing the procedures.


1. Ensure that the accelerator pedal is fully released, set ignition switch to the “ON” position, then wait 3 seconds.
2. Follow the steps a and b below, repeat the two steps in sequence quickly for five times within 5 seconds.
a. Push hard the accelerator pedal untill fully depressed.
b. Release the accelerator pedal in full.
3. Wait 7 seconds, then depress the accelerator pedal completely, and hold it for about 10 seconds until the CEL (check engine light) starts blinking.
4. Release the accelerator pedal while the CEL is still blinking.
5. Wait 10 second.
6. Depressthe accelerator pedal in full and hold it for 10 seconds or more.
7. Fully release the accelerator pedal while the CEL light keeps flashing.
8. Turn the ignition switch to “OFF” position and start the vehicle. If procedure has been done correctly, then the light light will turn off.
If the light continues to stay on, repeat the procedure.

Accelerator Pedal Release Position Learning


1. Ensure that the accelerator pedal is completely released before starting the procedure.
2. Turn the ignition switch “ON” and wait at least 2 seconds.
3. Turn the ignition switch “OFF”, and wait at least 10 seconds.
4. Turn the ignition switch “ON” and wait 2 seconds.
5. Turn the ignition switch “OFF” and wait 10 seconds.

Throttle Valve Closed Position Learning


1. Ensure that accelerator pedal is completely released.
2. Turn ignition switch to the “ON” position.
3. Turn ignition switch to the “OFF” position and wait at least 10 seconds.
Ensure that the throttle valve moves after turning the switch off.

Idle Air Volume Learning (Throttle Position Learning)


1. Follow the Accelerator Pedal Released Position Learning described above.
2. Do the Throttle Valve Closed Position Learning also described above.
3. Start the engine, and allow warming up.
4. Turn the ignition on “OFF” positionand wait 10 seconds.
5. Ensure that accelerator pedal is fully released, then turn the ignition switch to “ON” position, and wait 3 seconds.
6. Repeat the steps a and b below five times within 5 seconds in sequence.
a. Push hard the accelerator pedal untill fully depressed.
b. Release the accelerator pedal until reaching full extension.
8. Wait 7 seconds or more, depress the accelerator pedal completely and hold the pedal down for about 20 seconds until you see that the Check Engine Light stops blinking and starts getting steady..
9. Rrelease completely the accelerator pedal within 3 seconds after the light coming ON.
10. Start engine and let it run at idle for about 20 seconds.
12. Test the engine to ensure the idle speed and ignition timing are set correctly.


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Car slow going up hills

check the connection between the accelerator pedal and the pump as there are two different operations at work . The accelerator cable linkage may be loose and not giving full throttle where as the cruise control is getting full throttle.

Jan 09, 2014 | Dodge Ram 3500 Cars & Trucks

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Air conditioner stops when i accelerate rapidly

The air cond compressor is supposed to stop, but only if the gas pedal is pushed to the floor.
If it is cutting off and the pedal is not all the way down, you could have a problem with the throttle position sensor.
Cutting off during hard acceleration gives you a few more horsepower.

Feb 08, 2013 | 1998 Dodge Ram

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2007 Dodge Ram Sticky Gas peddle Here is a link to all the recalls on your truck.

As for the problem with the sticky throttle. Dodge has a issue with there throttle body sticking when the pedal is hammered. There is a relatively easy problem to fix. Basically you just get some throttle body cleaner, clean the throttle body, and you also get some grease (not oil) and you lube the linkage on your throttle on the top of your engine.

Jun 06, 2010 | 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab Sport

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Wont shift out of 2nd gear but used to if you would let of the accelerator and let it idle down then it would shift but wont shift at all now

Check cable from throttle linkage to transmission that operates throttle valve on transmission. Not uncommon for the linkage at transmission to be pulled all the way when gas pedal pushed for quick acceleration, or passing, and stay stuck there. Engine off, wheels blocked for safety and/or park brake on, have someone depress gas pedal all the way to the floor slowly, while you watch linkage that cable is attached to on transmission. Then as they release pedal, it should move back in opposite direction. Spray it well, with WD-40 or similar lube and get it moving by hand if necessary to make sure it is fully returning. That may be all it is.

Dec 31, 2009 | 2006 Dodge Ram 2500

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Accelerator got stuck while passing a truck.

When you passed the truck... I guess you couldn't tell if the pedal was stuck since you were focused on braking.

When you brake, your brakes will overcome the acceleration of the car causing it to slow down, but like you describe, the second you let go of your brake, your car accelerates again.

It would sound like either the throttle pedal (gas pedal), the throttle line (connects pedal to throttle assembly) or your throttle assembly (on the engine) may be sticking....

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Car stuck accelerating

pedal may not be stuck but cable or linkage are have professionly check could be a dangerous

May 31, 2009 | 2004 Dodge Stratus

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check detent cable and accelerator cable with SAAB mechanic.

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