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Old 05-04-2008, 05:05 PM   #1
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Default why is my gas pedal so god damn hard to press?

Its like rock hard compared to other cars. I thought it was just an NA thing, but apparently its not. Now its apparently so hard to press that cruise control doesn't really work anymore.

thanks for the help.

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Old 05-04-2008, 05:26 PM   #2
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pop the cable off the t-body and move it in and out, if its still stiff the cable could be fraying inside if not your t-body could be sticking. Either that or spend some time on a stairmaster
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Its like rock hard compared to other cars. I thought it was just an NA thing, but apparently its not. Now its apparently so hard to press that cruise control doesn't really work anymore.

thanks for the help.

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That was the gayest thing I've read today!!
On a serious note lubing the throttle cable would probably help a bunch. Hold it up and spray into where the cable slides into its sheath. Also spray the spring on the throttle body where the cable attatches. Finally, spray the hing of the throttle pedal itself. It's been recommended that chain gear lube is best for this stuff.
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Old 05-04-2008, 05:28 PM   #4
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pop the cable off the t-body and move it in and out, if its still stiff the cable could be fraying inside if not your t-body could be sticking. Either that or spend some time on a stairmaster
should the 1.6 pedal feel like the NB cars? I'm worried this bitch is going to stick open.
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i'm off to go **** with this ****. brb
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should the 1.6 pedal feel like the NB cars? I'm worried this bitch is going to stick open.
no clue. have not driven a 1.6 in years
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Mine takes very little effort at all.
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the cable was sticky. I fixed that bitch. Thanks, gays.
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glad it was an easy fix...I was about to say mine takes little effort but it does have a good feel to it.
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the cable was sticky. I fixed that bitch. Thanks, gays.
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the throttle body spring on my 70mm TB is retarded soft, if you look at the gas pedal it goes down.
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cruise control works again...lulz. Best mod ever. Now I just need to stuff this motor in.
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the cable was sticky. I fixed that bitch. Thanks, gays.
So you finally put your ---- lube to good use.
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So you finally put your ---- lube to good use.
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