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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Accelerator Pump
If you experience rough acceleration and engine sputtering or stalling in your car, you may have to replace the accelerator pump.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Cruise Control Cable
If your accelerator pedal gets stuck or cruise control stops functioning, you may need to replace the cruise control cable.
How Long Does an Accelerator Cable Last?
The accelerator cable in your car is what allows you, as the driver, to control the speed of your vehicle by pressing down or releasing the pressure on the accelerator pedal. The...
How Car Acceleration Works
Going from 0 to 60 mainly involves the throttle, engine, differential, and tires of a car. How fast it takes depends on the features of these parts.
How to Buy a Good Quality Accelerator Pump
Nestled down in the carburetor’s fuel bowl is a little pump that provides extra sprays of needed fuel in situations like starting the car or passing on the highway. Fuel-injected vehicles do not need...
How to Buy a Good Quality Accelerator Pad
As you step on the accelerator pedal in your vehicle, you probably aren’t even thinking about the accelerator pad. It seems we don’t usually notice this part until it’s badly worn, ripped,...

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The most practical way to deal with this is to consciously practice moving your foot further to the left when braking. It's not likely any shop would modify your brake pedal to move it to the left - for liability...
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Hello, thanks for writing in about your Chevrolet Cobalt. To replace your accelerator sensor paddle all you will need is a small ratchet, an 8 mm or 10 mm short socket, and a small screwdriver to get the connector off....
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