what does it mean when you can rev the car up when in park but then the gas pedal wont work when in gear?

Asked by Nov 15, 2012 at 12:46 PM about the 2004 Nissan Sentra SE-R

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Started my car. the motor will rev when in park but when u put in gear the gas pedal wont work and the car wont go
any where. what could cause this?

3 Answers


Hi, Seems like your electric throttle is not working properly. You could have an issue with your throttle chamber or the link between the pedal and the throttle chamber. It could also be a sensor issue. Check this article: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090628172331AAH4h95 Is the gas pedal working when you're in park position?

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sounds like it's in failsafe mode. could be any reason from a sensor to the gas pedal. scan it and get a code if it's in failsafe there will be codes.

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its not a pedal problem or throttle problem .I have 2007 doing exact same thing only in gear . If I turn car off and start it back up it revs fine like a race car. put it in gear and it has the trans putting a load on it but won't move. I put it in park or in neutral and the load on the engine is still there until I turn it off and restart again. then it revs like a race car again . OBD2 scanner shows no codes. I watched live sensor read out and all normal even in gear!!!

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