Posted by: stiltsville | February 5, 2010

Toyota gas pedal fix: 10¢

Toyota’s fix for the accelerator pedal problem is a shim inserted inside the gas pedal. If you’re handy, and don’t want to stand in line at the dealer, just do it yourself. Probably a good idea to make sure you have a suspect CTS pedal and review some of the pedal diagrams and videos on the internet before you break out the tools.

First, unplug the wires from the top of the pedal. There are two nuts/bolts holding the pedal assembly in the car. Remove the two nuts with a 10mm wrench and take the pedal assembly out of the car. Carefully remove the metal cover on the back of the pedal assembly. Use a small flathead screwdriver to pry up the pedal tensioner just a bit. Slide a dime in there and let the pedal tensioner back down against the dime, holding it in place. Replace the metal cover. Reinstall. Done!

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