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I have a 1979 450 sl roadster. I let it sit for a year, and this morning I decided to take it out. She started up right away, that felt great. I let the engine warm up for a little bit then started giving it some gas. This i when i ran into a problem. The gas pedal keeps on getting stuck, it wont go back up, so i reached or it and pulled it up. Does any one have an idea on how i can fix this? Any ideas will be greatly apreciated.
 

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Peter,<br> <br> Remove the air intake cleaner and lubricate all the linkages right at the balls and sockets to see how it works.
 

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lubricate the linkage ball joints

KT has it right - use a small pickle fork (or similar) to open each ball joint, put some lube in there, and snap them back together again. My '76 does needs this every 3-4 years for the smoothest throttle operation. I have been using lithium grease (white grease) has anyone found something that is more permanent? The high under hood temerature on the '76 (due to the cat converter location) seems to dry the grease out prematurely.
 
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