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Old 05-02-2006, 04:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hard feel on accelerator pedal!!!

I have a 2000 528i with 97 K on the clock.The accelerator pedal seems very hard.To an extent that my right foot pains after half an hour of driving.

Is thers any way to make it softer.Change the cables..?
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It a drive by wire system, so the only way to get the pedal to soften up is to replace the whole accel pedal.
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mmm... WD-40 maybe? i dono...
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Lubrication won't help, it's a replacement item.
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By replacement what do u mean. The cable or the cables & the pedal?

How much smoother will it be...?
DO u guys find it hard on your cars.....?
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the pedal assembly only (as I said before this is a DRIVE BY WIRE system which means the throttle and the pedal are not connected by cable) there should be a little resistance, but unless you are the BIGGEST couch potato EVER it should not wear you out or give you pain...I just took a 5hr trip and I can honestly say I didn't feel a thing
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I was having the same problem a while ago, all i had to do was fix the floormate that was stuck in between the pedal
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