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190E 2.6 throttle (help please!)

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I just got a '91 190E 2.6 with 64,000 miles. Everything is great on the car except for the throttle pedal. When I press it it has about a 1/2 inch of free-play before the car starts accelerating. Also, it seems as if it starts in 2nd gear(automatic) and it'll only go to first if I press the gas way more. Since you guys seem like knowledgable folks, I thought I'd ask here on how I can solve this. Maybe the throttle/tranny cables need adjusting, what do you guys think? And how do I go about adjusting them? Thanks:)
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Re: Check this out!

Thanks for the link. So the adjustment is on the the end of the pedal, not near the throttle-body(interesting). Sounds like the fix is going to be easier than I thought(I won't have to remove the air-cleaner assembly). Thanks for the help guys, you know your stuff:)
 

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Problem solved.

I adjusted the thumbscrew in the pedal assembly like the link suggested, and noticed a difference right away. I went for a test drive and adjusted it more as needed. The car now feels much more 'alive,' without the sluggishness from before. Glad the problem was easy to fix:)
 

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Re: Problem solved.

The thumbscrew is located above the throttle pedal, connected to the throttle linkage. You can get to it by moving the panel that's right above the gas pedal. The screw is white and you can't miss it.
 
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