: 1983 cadillac brougham 2 door hard gas pedal



caddy1983
05-18-13, 01:31 AM
been meaning to ask this question: has anyone experience a hard gas pedel. When I compare my gas pedal from my
96 impala ss or my 99 honda civic these have a soft pedal not hard. Just like any other car you drive. When I drive the Caddy I feel the pedal much harder. Is there anything I
can do to make it softer(ajust a throttle cable, lubricate,replace throttle spring...etc) keep in mind my car is stock and well
maintained with 243000 original miles. Thanks

Aron9000
05-18-13, 05:20 AM
243,000 miles!!! Wonder how many times the HT4100 has been replaced . . . .

As for the gas pedal being "firm", its normal. Remember these pedals are hinged at the floor instead of just hanging there like the pedal on your impala or civic.

csbuckn
05-18-13, 11:48 AM
The back of the gas pedal should have a plastic insert that looks like a chevy emblem. Mine came off and the pedal would stick sometimes. Other then that, I'd check for something hitting moving parts on the carb with the air cleaner on.

83 Fleetwood
05-20-13, 11:39 PM
243,000 miles!!! Wonder how many times the HT4100 has been replaced . . . .

As for the gas pedal being "firm", its normal. Remember these pedals are hinged at the floor instead of just hanging there like the pedal on your impala or civic. nice to see an ht4100 with so many miles! A lot of hate on these motors from what I have heard personally and read on these forums. Just goes to show that if a vehicle is taken care of it can last 30 years + with an engine that is supposedly the worst ever installed in a Cadillac

caddy1983
05-21-13, 11:10 PM
Aron9000 My engine is still OEM my future plans is to install an LS... drivetrain or an LT1 drivetrain when my motor gives up. Hopefully my engine still goes strong in the next few years so I can save the money for this conversion.

Cadillac Giovanni
05-22-13, 12:51 AM
I've noticed that older cars in general have firmer accelerators. Not sure what you can do about it. I actually prefer the firm pedal. On a soft pedal, I'm constantly restraining my foot and it wears me out. The firm pedal in my brougham I can just rest my foot on without it going right against the floorboards. It's nice.