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    Stiff accelerator pedal

    Another question for you all (i'm full of 'em!)

    My accelerator pedal seems really stiff. To the point that when i change gear and take my foot of the pedal the revs are still high. I've had look underneath the pedals but part of the dash is in the way so i cannot see. Anybody had similar problem.

    Its also started to squeek when I accelerate. Add this to my brakes squeeling and the interior rattling when i go over bumps of almost got a band together! I should record it and release it as a dance track! Top 10 hit me thinks
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    My accelerator pedal is very squeeky too- haven't had time to have a proper look at it yet- sure it just needs a dab of 3 in 1 or something (hopefully!).
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    i had a stiff accelerator when i bought my c, and eventually took off the cable and found it needed greasing up but then found the cabling was frayed so its easier to get another. so take out the cable first its a 5 min job and check how free it is, then the pedal?

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    How is it attached to the pedal??? Cannot see.
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    My accelerator pedal is a bit squeaky too.. must get that looked at!


    When I first bought mine, had the same problem with the pedal being really stiff. A friend disconnected the throttle cable and ran a little WD40 all the way down it.. sorted the problem.

    Its also worth noting that the throttle cable gets quite slack if it hasnt been tightened up in a long time - mine was slack to the point of not actually opening the throttle the whole way. Tightened it up and it gave the car a noticable amount of extra punch

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    I am 90% sure WD40 dissolves grease or says something to that effect on the tin, it frees stuff up but evaporates and leaves a mild coating or something, so you need to re grease what you use it on. I would use a little 3in1 oil or something.
    I could be talking rubbish, but dont have an english WD40 tin to hand and my spanish anit that good. Someone check and tell me i wrong please!!
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    cant remember exactly how the cable is fixed on but i think its just a loop or just a fixing of some sort. put some wd40 down it first and make sure its really loose then grease it. make sure theres no frays on it though as you dont want the thing snapping on you.

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    Don't use just WD40 - it acts as a degreasant and will eventually dry out.

    Best thing is something simple like engine oil or 3-in-one.

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    Dont bother guys - due to the way the cable routes it wears out the sleeve inside the cable at the bends - rather than mess about buy a new cable from VW (£15) and you will be amazed at the difference!!!!
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    buy a new cable!!!

    its true. amazing difference in the feel and satisfaction of the go pedal after you fix the cable.

    you have to take the lower dash panel above the pedal off. i took my seat out too since it takes 3 seconds in a vw. lie on your back with a flashlight and you can see that the cable is attatched with a loop of wire around a post that looks like a screw or nail with no thread. my cable also had a wire clip holding it in place that looked like a previous-owner quick fix that was a bitch to get off.

    its a 5 minute job other than fiddling with the hoop and the post..

    good luck. GET A NEW CABLE!!!!

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