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Seems to be sticking as it glides, and thought squirting some WD40 on the path it travels with the throttle lever behind it would be a good idea.

Any reason not to, or better suggestion?

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What I did (not original - found it on the board).

I got non-stick tape material. I got it at a woodworking store. It is used when making jigs to allow the wood to slide more easily. Cut a couple of pieces and stuck them to the pedal. Works great. I have a bunch left over give me your address and I will send you some.

Other than WD40, I would recommend a wax instead because it will last longer and not drip and make a mess.

Andy

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Make sure your bushing that runs in the back of the pedal is in good shape (p/n 35414440122). Replacing mine made a big difference.

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Make sure your bushing that runs in the back of the pedal is in good shape (p/n 35414440122). Replacing mine made a big difference.

I just looked at don't see that bushing. Where is it supposed to be? I took the pedal off and it is just the pedal and the rod - no bushing.

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Make sure your bushing that runs in the back of the pedal is in good shape (p/n 35414440122). Replacing mine made a big difference.

I just looked at don't see that bushing. Where is it supposed to be? I took the pedal off and it is just the pedal and the rod - no bushing.

there would be part of the problem. put a new teflon bushing on the end of the rod.

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Make sure your bushing that runs in the back of the pedal is in good shape (p/n 35414440122). Replacing mine made a big difference.

I just looked at don't see that bushing. Where is it supposed to be? I took the pedal off and it is just the pedal and the rod - no bushing.

there would be part of the problem. put a new teflon bushing on the end of the rod.

Got it. Between that and adding the tape - this should make things much smoother!

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Seems to be sticking as it glides, and thought squirting some WD40 on the path it travels with the throttle lever behind it would be a good idea.

Any reason not to, or better suggestion?

NEVER use WD40 to lubricate. It is a drier and actually can be used as a cutting fluid. So it will cause increased parst wear. I used to restore antique clocks and I would get soem in with very worn bushings. Every time the owner would tell me they lubed it with WD40. My gas pedal gets harsh on that roller sometimes. I felt the back of my pedal and it is pretty rough. I have the Delrin bushing but I have to add a small amount of moly grease once in a while and it works very smooth after that

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as mentioned before, WD40 displaces water and is not a lubricant. It is fine to clean the back of the pedal, but you will want to lubricate it.

My pedal has been getting hung up lately as well. I plan to clean everything I can get to with the pedal box in place, sand the back of the pedal to get rid of any low spots, and to source a bearing to replace the bushing. it should be super smooth after all that, but there is definitely still some room for improvement in the system as a whole.

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The only thing I ever use WD-40 for is to remove underhood decals or bumper stickers off relatives cars. Other than that, I never use it for anything. There are excellent products on the market to do the penetrating and lubricating jobs, and WD-40 is not one of them.

Bob Napier

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There are excellent products on the market to do the penetrating and lubricating jobs, and WD-40 is not one of them.

Amen. Discovering PB Blaster was a life changing moment for me, just as finding that there are very specific lubricants (graphite, lithium, etc.) for very specific problems.

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The two things I refuse to use on a 2002:

1. WD-40 - except to keep water off my distributor caps (and even then, I use clear aerosol paint for this - dries and doesn't collect dust and grime)

2. White lithium grease. Turns to clay. Binds. Clogs mechanisms. Absolutely fucking useless for real world lubrication where atmosphere and dust exist. I could fill a 2 gallon bucket with the caked on lithium shit I've laboriously scraped off old cars in the last 25 years.

I swear by Würth HHS-K (formerly HHS-2000) for latch mechanisms, sunroof cables, any threaded fasteners that must rotate frequently, linkages, etc. Goes on thin then sets up to an almost gel-like consistency. Perfect replacement for factory golden grease in your door latches.

http://www.wurthusa.com/web/en/website/produkte_1/chemicals/lubricants/lubricants.php

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