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Honda Pilot - Gas Pedal gets stuck

pokymon 8,541 447 February 21, 2013 at 11:52 AM
I have 2003 Honda Pilot with 110K miles on it. Gas pedal gets stuck when I start the car. Took it honda dealer and they recommended two options: 1) clean the carbon build up; 2) replace throttle body. The cost involved to clean is about $200, and to replace body is about $850.

Do you think Seafoam will clean this carbon build up? I have scheduled for Saturday.

Thanks.

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Cleaning won't hurt it, usually with a throttle body clean you need to scrub some so I dont think pouring seafoam any where will fix it completely. How were you planning to use the seafoam?

As for saving costs, I would recommend an independent shop. Many cities have independents who specialize in Japanese cars, that do excellent work for less.
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the pedal gets stuck? or just the trottle body part?

if it's the valve, you can probably find a way to get to it and just spary some throttle body cleaner in there.
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the pedal gets stuck? or just the trottle body part?

if it's the valve, you can probably find a way to get to it and just spary some throttle body cleaner in there.
The pedal, I have to press really hard to start it.
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woah. I'm getting really confused.

so you have to press the gas pedal really hard to start the car?

I don't remember having to press any pedal to start my pilot.
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woah. I'm getting really confused.

so you have to press the gas pedal really hard to start the car?

I don't remember having to press any pedal to start my pilot.
I also assume the car has an electronically controlled throttle so stepping on it with the car not being on won't open it at all.
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I also assume the car has an electronically controlled throttle so stepping on it with the car not being on won't open it at all.
You are absolutely correct. Service manager also told me the same thing. His option was to replace the throttle to safety purposes.
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but wait. the drive by wire system was implemented 2005 model on.
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does this sound like it?

http://www.piloteers.org/forums/a...-press.pdf
I would go to the dealer armed with that, note the time on it. It should be quite a bit cheaper than the quoted price.
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does this sound like it?

http://www.piloteers.org/forums/a...-press.pdf
Thank you, I will try to convince the service rep. It maybe free after all. I will let you guys know. Wink
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