How to fix a sticky accelerator petal? Please help

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How to fix a sticky accelerator petal? Please help

Unread post by Carolinecorvairgirl » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:36 pm

My accelerator petal seams to be sticky it doesn't go in one fluid motion it gets stuck half way. Please help

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Unread post by Jerry Whitt » Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:33 pm

What year and model do you have?
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Unread post by 64powerglide » Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:42 am

Rust is usually the problem, I circled the area that needs cleaning/derusting. You need to remove the cover under the carpet. You might get by with some WD-40 or PB-Blaster but it should be taken apart, cleaned good and see what condition the plastic bushings are in. If I could do it anyone can. :tu: Page 72 of Clark's online catalog. http://www.corvair.com/user-cgi/main
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Re: How to fix a sticky accelerator petal? Please help

Unread post by terribleted » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:51 am

Can also be sticky at there rear pivot located under the floor under the left side of the rear seat, a more common issue in late models, but, it is a good idea to remove the rear tunnel pan and inspect the linkages there to verify condition as a sticking accelerator is not a good thing.
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Unread post by KiltedPhoenix » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:19 am

I just did this a couple weeks ago. It's daily easy, and as posted most likely at the pedal. Take the tunnel cover off and inspect all pivots, then disconnect the linkage at the pedal and try moving it by hand. You will find the stuck part that way.

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Unread post by toytron » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:30 am

I have also had the throttle sick on a spark plug boot.

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