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
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
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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