[tinwhiskers] Re: Toyota

  • From: "Ray" <ray@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tinwhiskers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 11:41:26 -0700

I read somewhere that the fix included a half hour to reprogram the ECM.
Which certainly sounds like a software glitch.

Ray Bennett

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Thanks, Rod. After reading the article, I infer that the cause remains 
unknown. The spacer fix is based on the assumption that the problem is due 
to friction: the accelerator pedal sticks with the throttle in a 
partially-open position. A driver could deal with a stuck pedal by pulling 
it from behind with his foot hard enough to overcome the friction.

If that's not the case, and in the fault condition the throttle goes to full

open, then the real cause would seem to be electronic, not mechanical. I 
wish that the reporters were more curious and asked better questions.

Gordon Davy
Peoria, AZ 

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