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Old 01-31-2019, 09:46 AM   #1
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Question Throttle pedal troubles. aftermarket solution?

I've noticed when it's cold out or just been sitting a while the plastic OE throttle pedal will bend instead of giving me gas, and once i push hard enough it revs pretty high because it snaps forward. I've squirted a bit of WD-40 where the cable comes in and it helps but still doesn't fix it.

probably wouldn't mind as much if it was automatic but it jerks on my axles and I hate slipping my clutch so much


does anyone know about a metal aftermarket pedal. or a possible way to fix it?




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Old 01-31-2019, 10:10 AM   #2
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Really shouldn't be a problem as Ford use the plastic pedal pad for yrs as it doesn't need a lot of foot lbs to operate the throttle. Even w/o the pad, you'll notice the metal bracket that pivots for your throttle cable to your foot. Sounds like your throttle cable is frozen. How 'bout your t/b? Open up the throat of your t/b & spray some carb/t/b cleaner of course w/ the motor off. IDK what yr car you have as you didn't put that in below your avatar, if its a d-tech, then you'll find a off idle stickyness thanx to the egr. Also get ordering a throttle cable.
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it is a duratec and I updated my profile whoops


Edit: is there a way to fix the D-tec off idle it's pretty strong but only happens sometimes. I didn't know this car had an EGR

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ALL cars have some form of EGR, it's needed to reduce NOx.

You just don't see the classic vacuum diaphragm for one as it is a different type.
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I had a sticking throttle on mine too. (It was sticking closed, mostly when cold) The throttle plate sticks in the closed position because of built up gunk in the plastic throttle body. A rag and some carb cleaner did the trick. You have to open the throttle by hand to do a decent job.
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I had a sticking throttle on mine too. (It was sticking closed, mostly when cold) The throttle plate sticks in the closed position because of built up gunk in the plastic throttle body. A rag and some carb cleaner did the trick. You have to open the throttle by hand to do a decent job.
This is most likely the culprit. My sister had an '04 with the 2.3 DTec and it did the same thing. At the time she just took it to the shop the cleaned the TB and it was fine until it met its untimely death by hitting a deer last year.
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This is most likely the culprit. My sister had an '04 with the 2.3 DTec and it did the same thing. At the time she just took it to the shop the cleaned the TB and it was fine until it met its untimely death by hitting a deer last year.
It is the culprit thanx to the egr......Undue the air intake at the t/b, open up the blade & spray some carb/throttle body cleaner down the throat. You'll find the egr valve on the driverside of the head. You can do that once or twice a yr or you can delete the egr w/ a tune....http://massivespeedsystem.comhas a egr plate......
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My throttle was a little bit sticky too. I removed the throttle cable @ the throttle body and zip tied it to the hood (while it was open) so its pointing straight up. Those needle tipped oiler bottles are great for this, stick it down in the cable and pump a bunch of motor oil into it. My throttle cable had one small fray in it that would cause it to bind a little. Not a fray that would ever break the cable do i just greased the end of the cable.
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Oh, and also, with the throttle cable disconnected, try pumping the gas pedal. Mine has zero resistance so the issue was not the pedal but the cable/throttle body.

Dont loose that little C-clip that holds the throttle cable on the bushing

WD40 is garbage along with most other aerosol lubricants. its 90% solvent.

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Oh, and also, with the throttle cable disconnected, try pumping the gas pedal. Mine has zero resistance so the issue was not the pedal but the cable/throttle body.

Dont loose that little C-clip that holds the throttle cable on the bushing

WD40 is garbage along with most other aerosol lubricants. its 90% solvent.
Like I mentioned above more like the t/b sticking thanx to the egr.....Open the t/b throat & spray some carb cleaner in the t/b & around the inside edges where the blade opens at.....
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