Gas pedal not acting right?

60

Asked by Jun 03, 2014 at 11:30 PM about the 2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hello everyone, I have a problem
with my Jetta. The problem is that
when I'm driving and I give it has I
can feel that the gas pedal isn't the
same. It's almost as if the pedal is
weaker. I has it harder and the car
barely gains speed. If I put it to the
ground it feels like I'm slowly
accelerating. What can cause this?
Please tell me any and all things that
might be wrong. Thanks!

2 Answers

2,905

lack of power and transmission problems can cause this effect. not really the gas pedal. You need to check first that the transmission is not failing or the gears are slipping (if automatic) or the clutch if manual transmission is installed. check the maintenance every filter and spark plugs included. clean the throttle and calibrate it if you have a proper scanner for that. if more help needed don't hesitate to write back.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
10

Hi, I was having the same problem, lack of power, two transmission shops don't found the cause....NO CODES, I was hopeless until I read that the pedal has a sensor, no cable to the throttle body...I went to the self service wrecking yard, got one, installed (3screws), and the miracle occurs....I GET THE POWER.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Gas pedal not acting right? 2 answers

    Hello everyone, I have a problem with my Jetta. The problem is that when I'm driving and I give it has I can feel that the gas pedal isn't the same. It's almost as if the pedal is weaker. I has i...

    2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • clutch pedal stuck on the floor! 2 answers

    I have a 05 vw jetta gli 1.8t 6spd. I was driving and the clutch pedal stuck to the floor. I found that the hydraulic line came out before the bleeder. the line wasnt broken and the clip and oil seal...

    2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Gas Guzzler 7 answers

    so my girlfriend just bought a used 02 jetta with only 50k miles on it. its a 4 cylinder, but the thing eats gas like crazy. the check engine light is on intermittently for P0420 (catalyst efficiency)...

    2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Gas? 1 answer

    I bought a 2011 VW Jetta S.E and as i was pumping gas (usually Non enthanol) or the highest grade gas, its expensive but i heard its better and i was usuing it on my car before i bought the Vw so i...

    2011 Volkswagen Jetta SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • can i put a used pedal in my jetta 1 answer

    I have a 01 1.8L turbo jetta and my gas pedal has went out on it and i have a pedal to replace when i replace it do i have to take it to a dealership and have it reprogrammed oh should it be ok

    2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS Wolfsburg Edition

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Volkswagen Jetta Questions

Volkswagen Jetta Experts

#1 Goodwrench707
Goodwrench707
Reputation 2,280
#2 Deathjam4
Deathjam4
Reputation 1,750
#3 Scott Sr.
Scott Sr.
Reputation 1,410
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Passat
258 Great Deals out of 24,984 listings starting at $999
Used Honda Civic
811 Great Deals out of 88,080 listings starting at $1,299
Used Volkswagen GTI
98 Great Deals out of 7,253 listings starting at $2,400
Used Honda Accord
941 Great Deals out of 77,703 listings starting at $899
Used Volkswagen Golf
55 Great Deals out of 3,633 listings starting at $1,600
Used Toyota Corolla
855 Great Deals out of 70,725 listings starting at $1,874
Used Toyota Camry
1,098 Great Deals out of 90,895 listings starting at $1,599
Used BMW 3 Series
939 Great Deals out of 30,253 listings starting at $1,000
Used Audi A4
292 Great Deals out of 10,503 listings starting at $1,200
Used Nissan Altima
1,153 Great Deals out of 79,636 listings starting at $500
Used Mazda MAZDA3
283 Great Deals out of 32,553 listings starting at $1,300
Used Volkswagen Beetle
186 Great Deals out of 9,453 listings starting at $1,300
Used Ford Focus
626 Great Deals out of 57,236 listings starting at $795

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 26,134 listings starting at $9,919
2016 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
59 Great Deals out of 2,195 listings starting at $8,991
2015 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
83 Great Deals out of 2,939 listings starting at $7,250
2014 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
125 Great Deals out of 4,252 listings starting at $4,995
2013 Volkswagen Jetta For Sale
51 Great Deals out of 1,558 listings starting at $4,999

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.