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Old 11-08-2002, 05:23 AM
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Question Gas Pedal "dead pedal" Specifications

On my 1995 C280, the gas pedal seems generally quite normal. However, there is about 1/2 inch (est. ?) after pushing the pedal until the time that it actually gives gas. The only qualm I have with this is that it often makes the initial acceleration quite jerky.
I think that this might be just the way the car was designed.
I know that later model Mercedes with the 5 spd auto (722.4) have an even, yet much lighter feeling gas pedal.

My question:
Is that small amt (>10% of total throttle movement) of 'dead pedal' normal? Or is there an adjustment for this? Maybe the linkage just needs lubing?

1995 C280, 130k miles.


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Old 11-08-2002, 09:11 AM
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Check the throttle cable adjustment. There is an adjustment wheel at the engine end of the cable. I took all but a tiny bit of the slack out of the cable on our 1995 C280 recently and it is nice and responsive now.

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