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Old 04-17-2002, 07:39 PM
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Sticking Accelerator Pedal

I currently own a 1988 560 SL and recently my car's accelerator pedal has been sticking. This only happens when the pedal is pressed down all the way. There are no obstructions that I can see that would prevent the pedal from returning. Any ideas for a quick fix before I send my car into the shop? Thanks for any suggestions you may have.

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Old 04-17-2002, 09:06 PM
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Lubricate the linkage going to the throttle body. If the problem persists after lubing check the engine mounts. If the motor lifts up to much it will bind the linkage.
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Old 04-20-2002, 06:45 PM
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Smile Thanks Hill!

Hill,

That seemed to do the trick after I gave the engine compartment a complete cleaning. Now the accelerator pedal response feels like new again.

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