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    Default 306 Very stiff accelerator pedal.

    Hi guys

    My accelerator is getting very hard to push. Sprayed some wd-40 from under the steering column to where the cable goes up.
    Still no difference, when i push the pedal you can almost huesr how stiff it is.

    ideas on how to fix this?

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    thanks

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    Have you checked for double entendres under the bonnet?

    More seriously, the cable may well be fraying inside its jacket, with the frayed bits binding.

    Otherwise look for a tight bend or distorted "run" of the cable, all the way from pedal to throttle body.

    WD isn't much of a lube; there are better products made for bikes.

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    I had the same problem. The cable had been sitting on the exhaust manifold and burnt /rusted. I bought a new one (damn expensive from Peugeot) and cut it shorter routing it away from the exhaust and it has been good ever since.

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    If you do wind up fitting a new cable set, inner and outer, you will find it much easier to use the old one to pull the new set through, rather than starting from scratch. At least fasten a strong cord to the old one when you pull it out, and then use the cord to pull the new one. There are some awkward holes to find otherwise.
    From memory the inner surface of the outer is a plastic, WD is not the lube for this, might even make it worse.

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