my gas pedal when pressed only revs the engine for a second and then does not work the engine just idles. ran dtc and nothing about tps

Asked by Mar 19, 2016 at 12:26 PM about the 2008 Ford Focus SES

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

when i press the gas pedal with the car in park the engines revs for just a
second and them does not work. i let off the gas pedal and press it again and
nothing happens

6 Answers

2,395

Unplug the TPS any changes?

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
222,245

Could be something electronic or mechanical. Just guessing throttle body or something with the accelerator pedal, and sometimes you can't fix everything yourself.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

thanks for the answers. i unplugged the tps on the throttle body and it did change anything. i can start the car and the gas pedal will rev the engine one time for about two seconds the the pedal stops working i can let off and press it again and nothing happens. i can cut the car off and start it again and the same thing happens, the gas pedal works for a second the stops working. i can stop and start the car over and over with the same result. pedal works for a second to rev the engine and then it just idles. it works for a second. that is what has me baffled.

222,245

So no CEL or codes?

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

i only have a OBD !! DTC scanner. the only dtc i get is PO453 which is evaporator emission control system pressure sensor high.this evaporator is located at the gas tank. manual says to check voltage for variance. but that would not cause my gas pedal from working, right? i dont know unless its electrical, or the gas pedal assembly. just guessing though.

under the mil codes i get: cat not ready, evap not ready,o2o not ready,ho25 not ready, erg not ready.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • my gas pedal when pressed only revs the engine for a second and then does not work the engine just idles. ran dtc and nothing about tps 2 answers

    when i press the gas pedal with the car in park the engines revs for just a second and them does not work. i let off the gas pedal and press it again and nothing happens

    2008 Ford Focus SES

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • car starts and idles but wants to die if press gas 12 answers

    I have a 02 Ford focus 2.0 sp single cam the car will start and idle fine but if you give it gas it will sputter and try to die but you let off I will Rev up some and then idle fine again I have rep...

    2002 Ford Focus SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Engine revs and loses power when driving. 16 answers

    I have had this car in for a fix at two different dealers. When driving at highway speeds the tachometer revs to 5 or 6,000 RPMs car loses power. The first fix was a problem with the cruise control ...

    2006 Ford Focus

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • ENGINE VIBRATION / TPS 6 answers

    WELL HERE GOES, I took my fiancee car into the shop because she said it was making a sqeech noise when she would go over speed bumps or anywhere the road was uneven. Anyways we took the car to the sho...

    2000 Ford Focus

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • My Car doesn't accelerate when I press the on the gas. 221 answers

    This randomly started happening yesterday while driving home from work. I was driving home going about 45 mph, when all of a sudden my car wouldn't accelerate as I press the gas. At first the it wou...

    2001 Toyota Camry LE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Focus

Looking for a Used Focus in your area?

CarGurus has 59,013 nationwide Focus listings starting at $995.

ZIP:

Search Ford Focus Questions

Ford Focus Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,260
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 960
#3 Su'ad Barakat
Su'ad Barakat
Reputation 860
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Fusion
1,102 Great Deals out of 78,360 listings starting at $1,250
Used Honda Civic
705 Great Deals out of 77,526 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Fiesta
150 Great Deals out of 16,781 listings starting at $3,410
Used Ford Mustang
399 Great Deals out of 44,403 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Corolla
923 Great Deals out of 74,282 listings starting at $1,500
Used Mazda MAZDA3
322 Great Deals out of 28,703 listings starting at $1,495
Used Honda Accord
886 Great Deals out of 82,090 listings starting at $999
Used Hyundai Elantra
608 Great Deals out of 55,144 listings starting at $895
Used Ford Escape
1,209 Great Deals out of 90,427 listings starting at $1,295
Used Toyota Camry
1,076 Great Deals out of 98,044 listings starting at $1,250
Used Volkswagen GTI
102 Great Deals out of 6,194 listings starting at $2,299
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,076 Great Deals out of 85,119 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Altima
1,094 Great Deals out of 83,208 listings starting at $670

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Focus For Sale
19,829 listings starting at $11,477
2016 Ford Focus For Sale
83 Great Deals out of 11,667 listings starting at $8,900
2015 Ford Focus For Sale
155 Great Deals out of 5,472 listings starting at $7,588
2014 Ford Focus For Sale
211 Great Deals out of 7,416 listings starting at $6,451
2013 Ford Focus For Sale
114 Great Deals out of 3,414 listings starting at $4,900