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Emayfi414

Emayfi414 3/17/2012

1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS 6 Cyl 3.10L

Engine

Why does my car not respond when I step on the gas?

I was driving and my accelerator pedal all of the sudden stop responding and fell to the floor of the car. I think the cable that connects the pedal to the throttle gave out. I was wondering what the proper name of this is called and how to fix it. How easy is it to DIY?

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CVO

CVO 3/18/2012

Here is the procedure for replacing the cable. you will note that it is not usually necessary to remove the gas pedal.

Remove the left instrument panel sound insulator.
Remove the accelerator cable from the pedal.
Squeeze the accelerator cable cover tangs and push the accelerator cable through the bulkhead.
Remove the accelerator cable shield, if equipped.
Remove the accelerator cable from the retaining clips.
Remove the accelerator cable from the throttle body lever.
Remove the accelerator cable from the accelerator cable bracket.
Remove the accelerator cable from the vehicle noting cable routing.

Installation Procedure

Notice: In order to prevent possible interference and damage. flexible components (hoses, wires, conduits, etc.) must not be routed within 50 mm (2 in) of moving parts, unless the routing is positively controlled


Install accelerator cable into car using routing noted during removal
Install the snap retainer through the bulkhead.
Install the accelerator cable through the slot in the pedal lever.
Seat the snap retainer in the pedal lever.
Install the accelerator cable to the throttle body lever
Install the accelerator cable to the accelerator cable bracket.
Install the accelerator cable into the retaining clips.
Install the left instrument panel sound insulator.
Install the accelerator cable shield, if equipped.
Inspect and check for complete throttle opening and closing positions by operating the pedal . Also check for poor carpet fit under the accelerator pedal.
Inspect the throttle should operate freely, without binding, between full closed and wide open throttle.

For further information, see this......... http://www.justanswer.com/.../...erator-cable.html




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