ckurtz2 Posted March 15 Share #1 Posted March 15 Hey guys, Decided to work on some of the smaller projects to make my car drive better. My gas pedal has 1/2 to 3/4 inch of slop in it before it actually starts opening the throttle butterfly valve. I have narrowed it down to two things. First is this circular joint nearest the firewall. It seems like whatever bushing used to be there has completely seperated and now the rod can just freefloat inside with tons of slop. In the photo I am referring to the big circular joint that the main rod rides in. Is there a replacement, and if so how do you do it? Second is where the rod attaches to a secondary rod (don't know their names) with a spring, washer, and cotter pin. Does this look right? I kinda feel like this looks like a hack job. This is the primary reason for the slop. The rod with the "hook" seems to freely move inside of the hole it sits in without putting pressure on the rod it is attached to. Any advice for fixes? I was thinking washers to space it out, a bushing of some sort, or a much stronger spring. Finally I guess that rubber boot for the throttle rod at the firewall is important. Mine doesn't have one so I will replace that. Let me know your advice, as always thank you! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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