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Old 05-04-2008, 04:05 PM   #1
 
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Default Gas pedal loose... how do i fix?

there's about an inch of play on my gas pedal... how do i tighten it?
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Don't know how much help I'll be, but I fixed this on my Volvo... the throttle cable has a threaded screw on the end, and you can tighten or loosen it to lengthen/shorten the cable slightly (to shorten the cable, turn counterclockwise, I think). While the car's off, have a friend tap the gas pedal so you can find the throttle cable.

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The throttle cable needs to have a little bit of slack in it to be sure the throttle plate closes all the way.
If not the TPS mis-reads and the ECU changes timing.
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well it's not like your typical loose gas pedal... even when i'm not on the pedal, it's like about an inch above the normal position. I'm not sure if thats a good description but thats the best way to explain it.
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I had the same issue. I had to press like 3/4-inch before the gas would kick in. This, in my case, was a stuck throttle body in addition to an over-loose gas pedal. But on Hondas, the TB doesn't foul like Volvos.

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