Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:41 pm Post subject: Loose Gas Pedal Mount! (FYI)
Just wanted to share, in case this is an issue on other Impalas...
Last week, I went under my dash to spray a little lube behind my gas pedal, as I was getting a squeak at the hinge there. After doing that, I worked the pedal to see if I got the spot, and I noticed the entire pedal wiggling a bit . Upon closer inspection, I noticed the two bolts holding the gas pedal mounting plate to the firewall were loose! One was so loose I could uno it with my fingers.
I tightened them both and all is well. But I'm wondering if it should have been done with Loctite or a lock washer and the factory goofed. I plan to tell my dealership, in case it's happening on other Impalas. TSB maybe?
I'm thankful I went under there to get that squeak; I would hate to think what could have happened if that bracket popped out at 65 mph!
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