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Re: Accelerator Dropped to floor

At 11:44 PM 7/20/95, Robert Phillips wrote:
>On Thu, 20 Jul 1995, John Eickerman wrote:
>> I was driving about a mile from home, ready to head to Seattle when my
>> accelerator pedal hit the floor, and just sat there.  The engine remained
>> at idle.  I tried to lift with my toe, nothing.  Cussing begins, and I back
>When you find out what to do for this, call me!  My 4KS has been doing
>this intermittently for about 3 years or so.  It does it about every 6
>months or so.
>The only thing that I can find that helps it is to tighten the cable a
>bit.  Under the hood, move the little retaining clip on the cable end at
>the throttle body up a few notches.  This tightens the cable, and seems
>to help a bit.
>Robert Phillips
>The University of Akron Sociology Department-------Akron, Ohio
>1987 Audi 4000S, 1.8L 4-cyl, FWD-----SOLO II D-Street Prepared

Well, I am up and running again.  I just finished installing two bushings
into that 'intermediate' part (there is no # showing on that part BTW).  I
called up Bow Wow here in Seattle, and told the guy what my problem.  He
said that it might be a quattro only part (oh great).  We kept talking and
he said that VW Rabbits have a similar part.  Sure enough, same thing.  The
VAG # is 431721559, and it had VW and OOOO moulded into the foam.  And damn
do they charge for those symbols, $7.50 each, need two.

Installation notes.  Undo the accelerator cable from the throttle in the
engine bay, so cable can run into the passenger compartment.  This makes
life so much better.  Put the bushing into the hole in the pedal rod first,
and then attach the intermediate part.  It is not fun, as there is a hell
of a lot of stuff under that dash board, enough room for about 1.5 hands,
when you need two.  I cussed more by 7am than most people do all day.  My
back is also killing me, just in time to goto work.

'87 4000CSq

Thanks for listening.

John Eickerman -- jke@halcyon.com       MacZone -- 1-800-248-0800 x3997.