1993 Cavalier 2.2L Throttle delay when cold?

10

Asked by Jul 07, 2015 at 01:03 AM about the 1993 Chevrolet Cavalier RS Coupe FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Throttle delay when she's cold. Whether it's from a full stop or driving 55mph, barely touching the
pedal or slamming it to the floor there is a slight delay (maybe .5 seconds) until it takes off. After
about 10 minutes of driving it is back to normal with an immediate response from pressing the
pedal.

Throttle position sensor maybe? 210k miles on the car btw.

This may be unrelated, but also from a cold start I've had it up and die when put into reverse.
Usually after not being started for a few days.

1 Answer

10

I was driving around a bit today thinking about this; I thought I should clarify. It feels like it almost dies while stopped and then trying to accelerate. After running it around town for ~45minutes and parking it in the driveway, shifting back and forth into drive and reverse there's a very brief pause where it almost dies, but then it catches up and runs smooth.

Your Answer

Chevrolet Cavalier Experts

  • #1
    John Saffrahn
    Reputation
    3,100
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    1,390
  • #3
    mbar1
    Reputation
    1,260
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
503 Great Deals out of 32,101 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Accord
801 Great Deals out of 89,314 listings starting at $1,444
Used Honda Civic
601 Great Deals out of 52,409 listings starting at $999
Used Chevrolet Camaro
389 Great Deals out of 31,491 listings starting at $3,000
Used Toyota Corolla
941 Great Deals out of 70,520 listings starting at $1,479
Used Ford Mustang
348 Great Deals out of 41,846 listings starting at $1,488
Used Toyota Camry
1,125 Great Deals out of 76,738 listings starting at $1,100
Used Chevrolet S-10
8 Great Deals out of 1,143 listings starting at $950
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
8 Great Deals out of 2,418 listings starting at $1,900

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.