my altima idles but when I press the accelerator it do not rev or respond to the pedal being pressed

Asked by Feb 22, 2009 at 01:02 PM about the 1995 Nissan Altima GLE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

this firt happened when I stopped at a stoplight and when I try drive off the car would not rev or respond to the accelerator. It idles normally but It just wont rev or accelerate when the gas pedal is pressed. It is a 95 altima 4cyl with a 150000 miles. Ayn ideas of what could be causing this will be appreciated.

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I'm new to the Nissan scene, and have done nothing to my 08 Altima, but drive it thru our terrible weather here in Canada... So that being said to my knowledge prior to nissan, dealing with Honda's (what I used to drive) or Dodge vechiles (Where I worked... yuck!) It sounds like something is wrong with your throttle body cable. If you can pop the hood and press the throttle body, and the motor will rev, your cable is done. Take it to nissan, order the part and get them to replace it, as I assume it will be a pain in your ass.

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Try changing your throttle control motor relay

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