RE: gas pedal stuck
I had this happen to me two months ago. The Throttle blade has a diffuser pop riveted to its underside. It was coming loose and getting sucked into the throttle body causing the Throttle to do what you are describing. My dealer removed it and told me he had seen cases where the diffusers had been sucked into the intake manifold. The diffuser is a "Murray" part, a name I give for all of the labels that are plastered over it seems like everything these days telling the consumer, Murray, to be cautious of doing things like operating their toaster in the bath tub ect. In the case of the diffuser, it was put in the slow the throttle response making it easier to drive in adverse conditions by some one who is a Murray type and needs such restrictions so they donít get themselves in trouble like using the toaster in the bath tub. I did some research online and found out that the removal of the diffuser is a common hot rodders trick, and I must admit the trucks part throttle response has GREATLY improved; itís a win win. Remove the Black hose that says Vortec from the throttle body, it just pulls right off. Grab the throttle and open it all the way and you will see the diffuser, a silver semi circle shaped piece under the blade. It will probably be loose if you grab it with your fingers. If that is the case either take the truck to your dealer and have them remove it, or grab it with a pair of pliers and remove it yourself. If you do it yourself be sure you donít drop anything into the intake manifold, and make sure the two rivets holding it on stay in place on the throttle blade or else the engine will idle a little fast. You will notice the difference as soon as you drive the truck, it will feel a lot less sluggish from a stand still and when passing.