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Cadet57

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PostSubject: Stupid Gas Pedal Question   Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:10 am

Ever since I bought my wagon, the gas pedal has a lot of play, it feels like its almost on the floor and anything past 65 or so starts hitting on the carpet, not jamming like a toyota, the carpet just stops the pedal. Is there supposed to be this much play or should the pedal be even with the brake?
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PostSubject: Re: Stupid Gas Pedal Question   Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:51 pm

I believe there are 3 studs/nuts holding the pedal lever in place, check to make sure they are secure.
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PostSubject: Re: Stupid Gas Pedal Question   Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:38 pm

Just went and checked. It's not the bolts, those were still snug. It's the actual acelerator cable thats attached to the lever. There is about 3/4 inch slack in it which is what is causing the play.
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