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Old 06-03-2011, 02:10 PM
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Problem:
When my car is within the first 10 minutes of driving, I will accelerate up to 20 and take my foot of the gas. After I take my foot off, my red-delicious will either: 1. Keep exact pace or 2. Slowly speed up to about 23. Not a scary problem, but requires extra pressure to brake. The problem stops after I brake a little and it auto-downshifts (I believe from 3rd to 2nd gear), but will resume when back into 3rd. The problem also ceases after the car is thoroughly warmed.

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This doesn't happen at higher/lower speeds or after it's thoroughly warmed, but is frequent because I only do city driving. I've got an '88 automatic with no visible problems except a tiny oil leak (maybe loss of 2 ounces a month). But that's probably unrelated. I'm getting like 18mpg (even with a ton of highway miles). Also, my car has a little trouble getting into 2nd when cold.

Recent Work:
I took it to a mechanic because it was getting like 11mpg. He tilted some timing something 4 degrees and said everything was running really good. Also I got it aligned, which may or may not have helped. He didn't really have an answer about this problem though.

I had my Air Compressor replaced
New Cat Converter
New Lower Ball Joints

So I'm a new prelude owner (and a new car owner all together). So if you do have an answer or suggestion, please put it in terms designed for a tween girl.
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Re: Unwanted acceleration? 18mpg? Wtf?

um where is ur house cuz i can look over the car and help (provided my lude starts) cuz im gonna have to see this to help u or u can text me and i can try to help that way my number is 928-241-3198
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I live in Sacramento, CA
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oh sac now thats far well u can text me and i will try to help
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Re: Unwanted acceleration? 18mpg? Wtf?

18mpg seems normal to me! Ummm sticky thottle go to this site www.prelude3g.com and then common problems and sticky throttle.

My parts car is in Sacramento still! haha I'm in the Stockton area, I used to live in Folsom.
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Sticky throttle! That must be it... okay thanks!

P.S. Can I have your hood? Mine's all jacked up...

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Sorry I'm not going to send off my parts yet, plus sideswipe si has dibs on my parts car when I'm done with it!
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