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Stiff gas pedal 95 powerstroke

I recently bought a 1995 7.3 single cab long box with auto trans. My problem is the gas pedal is really stiff compared to my old 95 with a 5spd. If I try slowing accelerating from a stop weather I'm creeping through traffic or trying to be quiet the rpms just to around 1100 so I keep having to go on and off the throttle and look like an idiot. Is there any solution to this problem??
Mods are ts 6 pos chip with canned tunes, 3 inch down pipe straight piped to a 4 inch stach, napa 6637 air filter, and a billit torque convertor.
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Is the peddal just stiff, too sensitive or not sensing the light input? The peddal is electric so if it's too stiff, remove the 4 bolts and 2 plugs and play with it on a bench so you can see what's binding. If it's just not sensing input correctly then replace the throttle position sensor mounted to the peddal.

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If peddle is too stiff take it off (unplug both harnes plugs) undo 3 nuts holding to fire wall and remove. With vise grips unhook the spring (peddle return at the peddle fulcrum point) by lifting spring over tab. This effectively unhooks the return spring, give it a try, on my Red sig truck have ran thousands of kms unhooked. On white sig truck using a dremel with cutting disc I just cut off the whole spring at the coils (looks cleaner).

I drilled and tapped a #8-32 very small bolt and nut for a lock nut into the IVS tab. This is the tab that the Idle Validation Switch hits to activate/cancel signal to PCM to indicate peddle position if off idle. With the #8-32 installed you can fine adjust when to come off idle.... Makes for much smoother driving in parking lots....

While you have the peddle assembly off do this too.... Go to forum and do a search called the power peddle mod.

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^^^^ Your old truck might have had that spring disconnected, and that's why the pedal feel was so different. There's separate a return spring on the lever that turns the position sensor, which has a lot lighter spring to it; a lot of fellas just rely on that spring.

Try searching thedieselstop on "power PEDAL mod" - searches work better when you search on the actual words...
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