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Old 06-30-2008, 03:32 PM
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1991 560 SEL, Hard Gas Pedal

I have a 1991 560 SEL, its gas pedal is hard. What can I do to resolve that problem? Also car bounces when driven.
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Old 06-30-2008, 04:10 PM
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I thought they were all hard? Maybe you should take a look at the pedal itself. Or look at the linkage.
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lube linkages with ATF.
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Old 07-04-2008, 11:37 PM
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1991 560 SEL, Hard Gas Pedal

"lube linkages with ATF". But what kind of ATF?
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Old 07-05-2008, 12:11 AM
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Whatever kind of ATF you have around the house. If you don't have any, buy the kind your transmission uses.
Alternatively, you could use a little bit of lithium grease - pop the ball and socket link, and dab a little on there.
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Old 07-05-2008, 12:27 AM
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Yep the FSM says you are supposed to lube the throttle links like once a year, along with the doors and locks. No one does though.

I find a Q tip works great.
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Old 07-05-2008, 12:41 AM
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I have a 1991 560 SEL, its gas pedal is hard. What can I do to resolve that problem? Also car bounces when driven.


What bounces? Seats? Front end? Rear?
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Old 07-05-2008, 01:51 AM
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I'd guess the rear, since the 560's have that self leveling hydraulic gadget. Might want to check the reservoir.
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Old 07-05-2008, 04:33 PM
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Mine is the rear as I need accumulators, but his description was vague.
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