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Old September 5th, 2016, 04:13 PM
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Accelerator pedal sticking / not returning

It seems like my accelerator pedal isn't springing back up once I take my foot off if it which is a little dangerous. It eventually will go back to the resting position or I need to pull it up with my foot. Is this just a simple swap out of the return spring?
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Old September 5th, 2016, 04:51 PM
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Most likely the cable as the spring is at the engine. What engine are we talking about?

Cables are cheap and easy to swap.
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Old September 5th, 2016, 04:59 PM
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Sounds familiar. This happened to me once for the first time approaching an exit on an interstate....

Removing the cable and lubricating will only delay inevitable replacement.
Don't delay!
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Old September 5th, 2016, 05:07 PM
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Most likely the cable as the spring is at the engine. What engine are we talking about? Cables are cheap and easy to swap.
It is a 200tdi. Any chance it is the return spring by the actual pedal?
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Old September 5th, 2016, 05:26 PM
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Is there any way to sneak the spring off without taking the whole assembly off?
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Most likely the cable. The injector pump spring is very strong. The pedal spring does not do much other than to ensure some free play.

If it is left hand drive be careful with the routing as it is easy to get too close to the exhaust.
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Old September 5th, 2016, 07:16 PM
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Thanks. I'll give replacing the cable a try.
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