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OK, forgive me if this has been asked already however a search didn't reveal anything. I have a weird problem. When it's hot - i.e. now, my throttle sticks to the carpet. I've tried various measures and the only solution so far is a bit of card behind the pedal - obviously not too stylish or cool.

Does anyone have any suggestions ? Every time it does this I have to ram the clutch down before I smack into someone - it's an IS200Se

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ive had this problem before but it was due to the accelerator being stuck under the carpet, maybe check that the carpet mat is clipped in place properly

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ensure that the mat is secured and cant slip

failing that, take the mat out

there are various threads which give details on how near to an accident people have come because of the mat slipping

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ensure that the mat is secured and cant slip

failing that, take the mat out

there are various threads which give details on how near to an accident people have come because of the mat slipping

My IS200 mats were replaced on recall for that same reason..... :) ..well allegedly 'cos I never had the problem.

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Hi,

It might also be worth having a look under the bonnet and checking the throttle return spring hasnt slipped alittle or stretched and not doing its job right.It would also be worth putting some WD40 around the spring parts and working it in by pressing down on the throttle pedal(engine not running)a few times then putting some 3in1 oil around the spring and moving parts for a longer lasting effect.

Chips..

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Hi,

It might also be worth having a look under the bonnet and checking the throttle return spring hasnt slipped alittle or stretched and not doing its job right.It would also be worth putting some WD40 around the spring parts and working it in by pressing down on the throttle pedal(engine not running)a few times then putting some 3in1 oil around the spring and moving parts for a longer lasting effect.

Chips..

Thanks guys. I've got some IS200 matts in there but they're hooked in place fine. I'll check the carpet - it's never a problem when it's cold, it's only when the weather is very warm like it's been over the summer.

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explain how the mat "sticks" to the pedal? there is nothing sticky on the pedal to cause it to do that.

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If the mat slips back the arm on the throttle pedal dosnt have any clearance and jams on the carpet,

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Throttle needs cleaning!

Mine did the same when i would hammer the lex on open roads!

Got it cleaned out by Lexus Reading free and now it s fine!

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If the mat slips back the arm on the throttle pedal dosnt have any clearance and jams on the carpet,

the OP has already said that the mat has not slipped forward

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Throttle needs cleaning!

Mine did the same when i would hammer the lex on open roads!

Got it cleaned out by Lexus Reading free and now it s fine!

How do you clean the throttle? :yawn:

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with throttle/carb clean perhaps??????? avail from any car part shop

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Ok - to be more specific.. Having never done one before, is this applied to the whole cable or only a certain section? Doesn't the IS have an electronic throttle?

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it has an electronic servo that operates a mechanical butterfly valve in side the throttle body. remove the airfilter housing assy and you will see it. the butterfly valve will prob have deposits on it that can be cleaned

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it has an electronic servo that operates a mechanical butterfly valve in side the throttle body. remove the airfilter housing assy and you will see it. the butterfly valve will prob have deposits on it that can be cleaned

Thanks.. will give it a bash over the weekend..

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