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Gas (throttle) pedal removal: tough question


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Hello,

I think this is my toughest issue. I am trying to replace my carpet and am having trouble with removing the gas pedal. I took out the screw at the top and slid the pedal up. However it still has a cable in the bottom and a cable in the top. How do you remove the gas pedal? I saw another article on here that said the removal procedure was in the technical area at PCA. Unfortunately, I am not a member. Does anyone have any experience with this repair? THanks for your help.

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Hi. I'm trying to do this now and I cant figure it out. I removed the singel, visible phillips screw but nothing budges. what's the next step?

Removing the gas pedal wasn't as easy as I had hoped. It has been a couple of months and I am going from memory. I ended up snapping the cruise control cable that comes out of the top of the pedal, so be careful when you try to remove the pedal. I don't think anyone has recommended this but I would remove the cruise control cable before removing the pedal.

To remove cruise control cable and/or loosen it:

1. Remove the air conditioning tube below the steering wheel.

2. You should now be able to see the cable (looks like a bicycle brake cable runs up into a box(cruise control electronics). Just behind it there is a tubular coupling. YOu can rotate to disengage it and slid it along the cable.

3.a. Once the inner metal wire is exposed it has a stopper on the end that can be pulled out the side of the inner annondized (gold colored tube).

3.b.Alternatiavely, there are three bolts that hold the cruise control electronics box to the car. Loosen them and remove the box. This will reduce the tension on the cable and prevent damage.

3.c. YOu can skip this step like I did. If you are good everythiing will owrk out if you are careful. Unfortunately, for me I snaped the plastic part coming out of the tube and snapped the plastic part coming out the cruise control unit. I had to buy a new cable and and new pedal.

To remove the pedal

1. Once you have detenionsed the cruise control cable. you can move the pedal around.

2. The pedal fits in a little groove and can be slid out by pushing the pedal upward along the firewall.

3. Once out, you can flip it on its side. There are four philips head screws along the right inside edge of the pedal. Remove these screws.

4. THe pedal should fall away from the body.

5. There is also a bellows behind the pedal around the pedal plunger. Mine was glued in to keep junk out of the pedal. You may have to detach this carefully without ripping the thin rubber so that you can glue it back in when you reassmble.

6. YOu should now be able to pull the two halves apart.

Hope this helps.

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