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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:48 am    Post subject:  Gas pedal issue Reply with quote

Not sure if this is the right place to post it, but didn't see a better section.

Used the search in various ways but came up empty.

Driving home tonight I engaged the cruise control. I felt the gas pedal lower about 1/2" - 1", after disengaging the CC the pedal just stayed there, so now my gas pedal has about 1" less of travel and has a lot of room upwards (if i put my foot below the pedal and lift it it goes a long way and it's just loose).

Why the heck do you figure the CC screwed it up? And more importantly, how can it be fixed?? I noticed the pedal also has a bit of play left to right.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:53 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Go look at your throttle body. The black part that holds the wires is probably cracked. Something is messed up with the linkage and I guarantee it's probably that
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:05 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

x2 and a piece of cake to find.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:12 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

also idk if you knew this or not, but when you use CC the gas pedal will still move actually. As the cruise needs to add more throttle sometimes the gas pedal will go down, but i should return back up when it lets off. I guess in short, you might have felt it or seen it go down, but it is very possible that its working fine and you just didn't know that the pedal still moves when your in cruse.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:41 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I think he knows the pedal moves, but it moved and never came back to its original starting position

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:05 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Hey guys thanks for the replies.

Today's the first day I've had daylight to look at it. Turns out it was the simplest thing., nothing was broken thankfully. The throttle cable had slipped from its original position down on the black part (don't know its name) causing the pedal to have more loose room inside. I keep wondering why did the CC cause the cable to fall from its original place. I'll see if it happens again when I drive later.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:22 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

You didn't pull up on the gas pedal, when the CC was engaged, by any chance?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:16 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Excellent! Glad it was a simple fix Very Happy

Those TB's can run ya $320 easily from the dealer.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:36 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Good to know it was an easy fix

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:03 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

bigdog60 wrote:
You didn't pull up on the gas pedal, when the CC was engaged, by any chance?


Not at all. As soon as I engaged I felt it drop, disengaged and it stayed there.

Btw, is there any "clean and nice" way of making the round tip of the cable bigger so it wont slip again? This time it was caught lower on the plastic, but I'm afraid if it happens again it'll slip completely

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