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 Post subject: EL Fairmont accelerator pedal
Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:17 pm 
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Hey guys, just wondering how do I remove the old accelerator pedal rubber? I have a new genuine one I'd like to replace it with, I seen on the side there is this little circle thing, but I can't figure out how to get it off?

Also, how does one go replacing the accelerator cable? I also have a new one here and I'd like to change it.

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 Post subject: Re: EL Fairmont accelerator pedal
Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:42 am 
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Are you referring to the rubber o'ring on the small bracket on the rocker cover?

If so the circlip actually holds the cable in place and once removed means the cable can be slid out of the o'ring. Then using a suitable lever (flat blade screwdriver worked for me) remove it from the bracket. Push in new rubber, slip the cable back in and you are done.

To swap out the complete cable, you need to unbolt the throttle pedal from the floor inside the car, and then remove plastic support etc and pull the cable out completely. The sound deadening can be a pain when trying to insert the new cable, but is doable with some perseverance.

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 Post subject: Re: EL Fairmont accelerator pedal
Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:21 pm 
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BenJ wrote:
Are you referring to the rubber o'ring on the small bracket on the rocker cover?

If so the circlip actually holds the cable in place and once removed means the cable can be slid out of the o'ring. Then using a suitable lever (flat blade screwdriver worked for me) remove it from the bracket. Push in new rubber, slip the cable back in and you are done.

To swap out the complete cable, you need to unbolt the throttle pedal from the floor inside the car, and then remove plastic support etc and pull the cable out completely. The sound deadening can be a pain when trying to insert the new cable, but is doable with some perseverance.

Cheers
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I mean the cover that goes over the metal accelerator pedal, I noticed there is a little circle thing on both sides of the pedal rubber.

I plan on replacing the entire cable, I've got a new one here.

How can you tell if they are stretched?
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 Post subject: Re: EL Fairmont accelerator pedal
Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:45 pm 
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if its getting full throttle, then its not stretched.....
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 Post subject: Re: EL Fairmont accelerator pedal
Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:54 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
if its getting full throttle, then its not stretched.....


How do I tell if its getting full throttle, will it kick down? If its stretched will it give say 90% throttle etc?
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 Post subject: Re: EL Fairmont accelerator pedal
Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:59 pm 
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Damoo wrote:
TROYMAN wrote:
if its getting full throttle, then its not stretched.....


How do I tell if its getting full throttle, will it kick down? If its stretched will it give say 90% throttle etc?


with the engine off, get someone to push the pedal to the floor and you check at the throttle body if it can go anymore..
if it cant go anymore then its getting full throttle and is not stretched...

even at 90% throttle it should kick down
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