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Old 12-11-2015, 09:43 AM   #1
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Loose/flimsy gas pedal

Any tips or trick on fixing this? I fixed it once by putting a lot of tape around the cable where the pedal was but eventually the tape gave out. I felt more power when I would floor and better response. Much appreciate any help or pointers!
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What exactly is the problem? You have too much slack in the cable or something is loose where it bolts to the floor?


For the slack problem a common fix is to just get a nylon spacer and install it on the cable.
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Yeah it has too much slack
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Any tips or trick on fixing this? I fixed it once by putting a lot of tape around the cable where the pedal was but eventually the tape gave out. I felt more power when I would floor and better response. Much appreciate any help or pointers!
I think replacing the whole throttle cable helps, since it'd be a new cable with little/no slack. Or, some put spacers up in the gas pedal, but I don't know anything about that
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But how does the slack happen?
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But how does the slack happen?
General wear on the system/cable, I believe. The throttle cable eventually stretches out. In my case, it's not really stretched out, since I can still do WOT, but the pedal is really loose, and I have to replace the whole cable to adjust it, because of how bad the bolts and whatnot on the old one are
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Replace the cable. Temp fix is a nylon spacer you can get from any hardware store.
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i used a rubber hose and sliced it down the center, pushed the cable into it to use it as a spacer, then zip tied it to keep it secure. im sure one of these days it will fall apart, but its held since 2013 so far.
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^That'll work too. There are a few of these cars I've gotten into and go to push the gas pedal and I have to fight the carpet too, like... wth. What is the point of even having one of these cars with a messed up gas pedal.
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