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Gas pedal hard to press.
#769971 January 21st 2021 9:45 am
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1987 G20
It just seems harder than it should be. Any ideas?? Thanks.

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chevydude1987 #770024 January 22nd 2021 11:36 am
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Have you checked the linkage ? Maybe try spraying the links with PB blaster or WD-40


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chevydude1987 #770034 January 22nd 2021 3:27 pm
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I agree....check the linkage and spray some lube. I had the same issue


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chevydude1987 #770069 January 23rd 2021 1:22 am
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Man there are two "Good" jokes here; but I won't go there.

Rusty is never around when you need him ! smile

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chevydude1987 #770076 January 23rd 2021 1:33 pm
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That's what she said.


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87 may have a throttle cable rather than mechanical linkage


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chevydude1987 #770174 January 26th 2021 2:00 am
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Okay, what is the linkage?? You mean a linkage attached to a carburetor??

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chevydude1987 #770398 January 29th 2021 11:49 pm
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Yours should have a cable from the pedal assembly to the carb. Older GM vehicles (early 70's and older, not sure when they switched to cable exactly) had a mechanical arm linkage assembly from the pedal to the carb. I had one that "stuck" sometimes causing me to do burnouts at the stoplights in front of my friends, luckily the cop was nice enough to let me off with a warning. lol Try lubricating everything, but also check the return spring on the carb as they can be swapped around for stiff or loose springs to suit your needs.


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