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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-01-2006, 06:00 PM
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ok, i have a '93 9c1 caprice and the problem im having is the gas pedal is kinda hard to push, just wondering if this is normal or is there a way of fixing this annoying problem [img]graemlins/.gif[/img] also i did a search and couldn't find anything...thanx guyz
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-01-2006, 06:36 PM
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Have you actually checked the linkage at the throttle body for obstructions? Did this start after changing your intake maybe?

I would try to get some graphite lube and spray both ends of the cable, and work it a few times.
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-01-2006, 06:37 PM
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Something similar here--the gas pedal on my dad's '92 Roadmaster is also strangely stiff and hard to push, and really makes it seem sluggish because you have to press into it so firmly--definately stiffer than the one in our '93 FWB too.

Being that these cars mainly sold to older people when new, I could never understand how little "Aunt Betty" would have ever had the strength to push the pedal like it is in this Buick.
 
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-01-2006, 06:40 PM
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Every L03/ L05 car I have driven had a stiff pedal. Even on TBI trucks.
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-01-2006, 06:42 PM
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My 91 and 96 wagons both feel the same. So which one is not right?
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-01-2006, 08:01 PM
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Originally posted by GM B Body:
Every L03/ L05 car I have driven had a stiff pedal. Even on TBI trucks.
Hmm, must be true. Like I said, the one on our '93 Fleetwood isn't as stiff like the rock-hard one on the '92 Roadmaster is, and the pedal on the '95 FWB LT1 I drove last week seemed just a tad softer than my '93 FWB.

Wonder why they chose such a stiff spring? Just makes the car feel that much more sluggish, in an indirect sort of way....very much unlike both the Avalanche we did have and Suburban we now have that have such a soft and springy accelerator, you have to be careful not to smoke the tires from every stop.
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-01-2006, 08:17 PM
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I have the same problem and i hate it, does anyone know is there anything that can be done? is there a looser spring that could be used???
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-01-2006, 11:42 PM
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The 89 car I have now is much stiffer than the 89 I had. I too wonder what's up with that.
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-02-2006, 12:26 AM
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Mine is stiff too. Have to practiaclly slam it down.
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-02-2006, 09:33 AM
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Try changing the throttle cable assembly. The cable wears into the sheath creating excess friction. D. [img]smile.gif[/img]
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