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986 base - how stiff should the accelerator pedal be?

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Long time lurker - first time poster.

I have access to several non Pcars besides my '98 986 (67K) they all have quite light accelerator pedal actions, the boxster feels really heavy in comparison (pressing toe to top of the pedal is better), is this a trait of pedals that are pivoted at the bottom or is it time for me to start checking the cable and linkage?

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Since yours is a mechanical linkage ('97 to '99's don't have "e-gas"), it would be a good idea to insert some drops of graphited lock fluid or speedometer cable lube into the vinyl/metal sheath in which the inner metal cable slides back and forth.

You can start in the engine compartment where the cable is attached to the throttle body and then go under the car where there is a junction that guides the cable at a right angle towards the front of the car. The junction is in a small black plastic housing under the car, just forward of the front of the engine. You can undo the cable from the throttle body and also take the junction apart to get the most lube in there. While you are at it, inspect the cable at the junction to make sure it hasn't slipped off the "wheel" guide you will find there.

Here is the area of the junction, to help you locate it:


You would be amazed at the difference after lubricating the cable.

Regards, Maurice.

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