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Gas pedal hard to push down - Requires an affort to get it going... Any ideas???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by moulin6801, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. Jan 15, 2011 at 4:15 PM
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    moulin6801

    moulin6801 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys, I have been struggling with my gas pedal for a while, and I decide to ask, maybe you guys know something. I have a feeling that it is worst since the gas pedal recall on my 2010 Tacoma TRD sport.
    I feel like they have make it harder to push down on the pedal since the "stuck gas pedal" ordeal for Toyota..
    My truck has only 10K miles on it, it should not be rust....
    Thanks for any suggestions!!
    David
     
  2. Jan 15, 2011 at 5:52 PM
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    olgzr

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    Stop by the dealer and try the gas pedal on a couple of other Tacos. I've had the gas pedal recall and have no trouble with mine.
     
  3. Jan 15, 2011 at 5:56 PM
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    No throttle cable so it should be the same as any other truck there.
     
  4. Jan 15, 2011 at 7:24 PM
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    JKD

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    There's not really anything *to* rust, the pedal assembly is composite (plastic) and there is no throttle cable.

    Operate it by hand and see how hard it is to move it through the full range of motion. If it feels like it is super-stiff, or if it catches at any point during pedal travel, I'd take it in to the dealership and let them know it feels like the pedal is sticking or broken.
     
  5. Jan 15, 2011 at 7:29 PM
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    chaotichoax

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    I also noticed the pedal being a little difficult to push down...nothing crazy and certainly something I can deal with but it's not super smooth
     
  6. Jan 15, 2011 at 7:35 PM
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    KenLyns

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    Maybe the dealer didn't install the pedal correctly after taking it out of the truck to do the recall work?
     
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