[MR2] <MKIINA> STIFF throttle
rbrianhill at gmail.com
Tue Jul 15 18:54:30 EDT 2008
The cable is most likely pinched are frayed somewhere along the way. I have
had one instance where the mounting of the pedal on the forward wall was
broken and pushing through into the frunk which probably happened as a
result of a problem similar to the one you are having.
From: mr2-bounces at mr2.com [mailto:mr2-bounces at mr2.com] On Behalf Of Benjamin
Sent: Monday, July 14, 2008 10:10 PM
To: Kevin Parker
Cc: MR2 List
Subject: Re: [MR2] <MKIINA> STIFF throttle
* Kevin Parker (cavscoutmr2 at gmail.com) [080714 18:37]:
> Hi all,
> My future son-in-law's '93 na auto has had a problem that I need some help
> with. The gas pedal is REALLY stiff. I have checked the throttle cables
> individually but can't find anything. When I disconnect the cable from the
> cruise actuator, the pedal is really soft. I can move the cruise actuator
> well as the throttle at the TB as easily as I on my '91, but when
> is put together, you have to be a world-class leg press dude to get the
> to go AND, there is no easing into the throttle. It's kinda like the
> on my Remington .308. You put pressure on it until you are suddenly gone!
> What am I overlooking?
Electrical short running through the throttle cable, heating it up until it
expands to the point of getting stuck.
Just kidding. :)
I found that my stiff pedal was caused by the cable being pinched underneath
the car. At some point I must have bottomed out and bent the cable bracket
which pinched the cable and made it difficult to move.
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