Car starts but won’t idle
Would crank like it had a dying battery could get it started but had to press gas
pedal to keep it going.got it in drive but wouldn’t go accelerate over 25 mph. If
I took my foot off gas it would immediately die. Brake pedal was very hard to
press. After a few miles of this it completely died and now won’t restart, it
clicks when I turn the key. Definitely not the battery as all lights and controls
work. What could cause this?
The battery can still be dead even if the lights are working.....
It doesn't take a lot of juice to run lights & accessories, around three volts, but it takes a LOT more, around twelve and a half volts, to turn the starter motor..... If you need to use the gas peddle to keep the engine running, it's likely you have a clogged filter (fuel and/or air), Defective throttle position sensor, dirty or defective mass airflow sensor, or a bad O2 sensor. As for not reaching 25 mph, it's likely the car itself detected this problem and put itself into Limp Mode to prevent further damage.