1987 Chrysler LeBaron GTS 2.2 auto gas pedal issue

Discussion in 'LeBaron' started by jrdion, Jun 18, 2005.

  1. jrdion

    jrdion Guest

    Gas pedal works "freely" when park/neutral, however, when put in Drive, the
    gas pedal becomes "stiff" and if "punched", the shifter will pop out of
    gear into neutral. Is this an easy fix or a repair shop issue.
    jrdion, Jun 18, 2005
  2. Dead engine and transmission mounts. Engine moves against static load when
    trans is put in drive -- excessive engine movement pulls accelerator cable
    taut, causing the stiff/binding feeling. Punching gas causes engine/trans
    assembly to move further, which pulls shifter cable taut and causes
    inadvertent shifting.
    Daniel J. Stern, Jun 18, 2005
  3. jrdion

    Comboverfish Guest

    You should check for broken motor mount(s). May I suggest starting
    with the poorly designed mount at the frontmost lower area of the
    engine compartment? Excessive powertrain movement can cause cable
    operated devices (gas pedal and shift lever) to move or bind. If
    you're unlucky, even an axle shaft may fall out with significant
    transaxle movement.

    Toyota MDT in MO
    Comboverfish, Jun 18, 2005
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