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Replacing Your Accelerator Pedal
 
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Pelican Technical Article:

Replacing Your Accelerator Pedal

Steve Vernon

Time:

30 minutes30 mins

Tab:

$10

Talent:

*

Tools:

Flathead screwdriver

Applicable Models:

Mercedes-Benz W124 (1986-95)

Parts Required:

New accelerator pedal

Hot Tip:

Use care with the plastic clips

Performance Gain:

Working accelerator

Complementary Modification:

Detail the interior

The accelerator pedal on the W124 is made from plastic and usually fails around the hinge where it joins the accelerator rod. The nice thing about the repair is that it is quick (you should be able to perform the work in under 30 minutes), cheap (the part is under $10) and easy (you only need a flathead screwdriver).

Begin by removing the carpet from the floor (red arrow, carpet already removed).
Figure 1

Begin by removing the carpet from the floor (red arrow, carpet already removed). The plastic accelerator pedal mounts to a metal tab built into the chassis at the base (yellow arrow) and the accelerator rod at the top (green arrow).

Use a flathead screwdriver and slide the plastic retaining clip out from the base (red arrow).
Figure 2

Use a flathead screwdriver and slide the plastic retaining clip out from the base (red arrow).

Wiggle and pull the pedal up and off the base.
Figure 3

Wiggle and pull the pedal up and off the base. You can see the cut out for the retaining tab (red arrow).

The pedal is attached to the accelerator rod on the back.
Figure 4

The pedal is attached to the accelerator rod on the back. There is a plastic hinge (red arrow) where the pedal usually fails.

Rotate the pedal around the rod until the tear drop shaped end of the rod slips out from the pedal (red arrow).
Figure 5

Rotate the pedal around the rod until the tear drop shaped end of the rod slips out from the pedal (red arrow). It should take no effort to remove the pedal; if you are pulling hard on it you have not lined everything up correctly.

Here is the hinged back section of the pedal.
Figure 6

Here is the hinged back section of the pedal. You can see the female section of the tear drop that the rod fits through (red arrow). Once you place this on the rod rotate the pedal around and mount it to the base and reinsert the plastic retaining clip.


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Lanny Comments: Good Help. needed this info for a while now. Thanks.
August 12, 2015
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. Glad we could help.
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