[urq] gas pedal wierdness

Martin Pajak martin at quattro.ca
Fri May 23 09:02:14 PDT 2008

Hi Steve,

The actual pedal itself is suspended on two bushings (plastic) and
circlips on either end.
So.. either one of the bushings has failed, or one of the circlips are gone.

You sure the pedal itself has moved?

You could also have a failed throttle cable bushing... those are foam and
designed to fail when you least expect it.
There is a VW plastic bushing that does the trick and will never fail..
you will need two of those and might as well when you are in there.
I have few of those in my dungen if you can't find them.


Martin Pajak


1982 Audi Ur-quattro, SQ project
1983 Audi 80 quattro, Euro 2-Door!!
1987 Audi 4000s quattro, wintervagen mit 7A und 5 bolt :)

> Steve Marinello
> I was out in the urq this morning and as I downshifted around a turn,
> the gas pedal flopped to the floor.  The engine just came down to idle
> revs.  I got the toe of my shoe under the pedal and pulled up and it
> came WAY up, but stuck there and was suddenly 'connected' again, so I
> light-footed it back home with the very odd feeling of a gas pedal in a
> plane far above where it should be.  Before I dig down under and check
> under dash and under hood linkage, I thought it prudent to ask for
> advice/previous experience on what to look for...(at 53, I don't twist
> down there as easily as I used to!).
> TIA,
> Steve
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