Hello all, first post here. Haven't done forums in a long time so excuse my etiquette if I screw up.
I was smart enough to run a search and didn't see anything that jumped out at me but I'm sure one of the board gurus (all boards have them) will be able to point me to the thread if it exists.
OK, so here's the problem..............
2008 Impala LTZ 3.9 ordered from the factory and received June '08. (and for those curious about my screen name, yes I got it FREE! Actually my wife won it in a contest at work....cool huh!?
Anyway, back to the issue at hand....
We love the car and have had little to no complaints about it in this first year. However recently I have discovered that I believe it is trying to kill me. How? By way of a lagging throttle response. I never noticed it until after we took it in for the A/C recall and an oil change. Even then it wasn't immediately noticed. However as time goes by I am having more and more issues with it. I step on the gas and it seems to take 1-2 seconds before anything happens. I don't drive like too much of a madman so it's usually not an issue but more than once I've found myself needing to yield and then hit it to get in traffic in the slot, I hit the gas and......nothing. Then it spools up and takes off like a bat outta hell.
I've read somewhere that it is because it's electronic instead of having a wire to the carb and that it adapts over time to your particular driving habits. I've also read that there is a way to reset it by pressing the pedal down slowly and releasing it slowly with the ignition on and motor off.
My question here is.......
1) Has anyone else had this issue?
2) Does the above method actually work?
3) If so what are the correct instructions?
4) If not, any suggestions to correct it that do work?
As I said I don't drive like a madman too much but when I hit the gas on a $30K car I expect it to respond at least
as good as my 10yr old van which the LTZ just doesn't.