gas pedal....

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  1. MrRed

    MrRed green 93 sho

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    just a quick question. how firm is your gas pedal? mine is what I would say rather hard to push off idle then it's fine. my car sat awhile and I think I need a new cable or is this normal. it's not the throttle body as I already cleaned it and by hand I don't get that sticky feeling right off.
     
  2. JRA2000TL

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    Hmm, that's an odd one. GM vehicles were always notorious for being a little hard to push at first, then they became easy once they started moving, resulting in a hard accleration.

    Have you tried WD-40 or something down underneath the dash where the pedal linkage is?
     
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    been there done that. I had both sides unhooked and worked it back and forth forever with liquid wrench.
     
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    Disconnect both ends and see if free. Like you said cable maybe rusty or binding. That way can isolate it. Maurice
     
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    I really hate to bring an old thread back to life, but I'm having the same problem and wanted to see what the final solution was. My 93 has a very hard/sticky feel off idle. However, I have noticed that I becomes more and more not "sticky" as the car gets driven and warms up.
     
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    Check the throttle plate (by hand) for resistance and clean if needed. Also check the throttle cable for kinks, damage, or signs of corrosion.
     
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    What he said. GenIII used to gum up a lot around the throttle plate making a lot of pedal resistance.
     
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    I just went outside to try and tinker with things and found something interesting. The pedal is totally smooth when the car is just sitting there. So, I started the car and felt the pedal, same sticky feeling off idle. It makes me think it has something to do with vacuum or back pressure? IDK, it's really strange.
     
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    Anybody got any ideas?
     
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