97 Chrysler Sebring accelerator won't move.

Asked by Oct 09, 2015 at 08:18 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My battery died so I replaced it. The
new battery had terminals on the
other side. The ground that comes
off the negative terminal wouldn't
reach the original location so I moved
the ground to the firewall. Car starts
and runs fine but now you cannot
push down on the gas pedal. It will
not move under any amount of force.
I can still rev it manually,but the pedal
will not move.

I'm sure I screwed it up by moving
the ground but now I don't know
what to do to fix it. Any suggestions
would be appreciated

2 Answers

19,725

humm..other side or left to right... connect the battery gound from the battery to the engine...

58,945

Take the battery back and get the correct one. The one you need has the letter "R" after the part number. This means reverse terminal. Or if the new one has the R after the part number you need the one without it for standard terminal configuration. Put the ground cable back where it was. Obviously it was there for a reason! HTH. -Jim

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