Depressed Accelerator Pedal, prius engine clicking sounds (like the car is trying to hard to move)

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Main Forum' started by Mistah Ya, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. Mistah Ya

    Mistah Ya Junior Member

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    Sometime the car is fighting to move forwards when I start to depress accelerator pedal and it sounds like "click click CLICK..." the sound changes from lower to louder depending on how I depress accelerator pedal...

    Is bad gas a problem? But I filled with premium gas so as to avoid it, still happen occasionally... Where to check first before taking to dealer???
     
  2. qbee42

    qbee42 My other car is a boat

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    Does your Prius move when this happens? Does the gas engine start?

    Tom
     
  3. Mistah Ya

    Mistah Ya Junior Member

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    It does move... I think yes gas engine starts! It is like in the middle of my short, when I depress the pedal. Do you have any idea?
     
  4. Mistah Ya

    Mistah Ya Junior Member

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    I switched to premium gas of Caltex with Techron... And it solved my problem! Have switched many before and now I found a fix
     
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