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Gas Pedal Problem

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stockk5, Sep 19, 2004.

  1. stockk5

    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    The gas pedal on my 87 k5 is soo freakin stiff. if your weak in the legs you seriously can't drive my truck for a long time or you get to tired. What would be causing it to be so stiff when you press down on it?? Help! thanks /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
  2. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    too many return springs? or maybe the cable is sticking to the housing,
    check your springs then get a cable from a junk yard.
     
  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Check the throttle return spring. Someone may have have moved one end further away to stiffen it up, or put a stiffer spring on at some point.

    Rene
     
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    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    the spring is on the throttle body right?
     
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    Drivers side of the throttle body, you'll see the linkage arm that the throttle cable attaches to. There should be a spring there too...and the spring makes the throttle 'return' when you let off the gas.

    Rene
     
  6. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Do TBI engines have a carb like return spring? I've always just thought they use the one on the throttle shaft.
     

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