Heavy gas pedal on E150

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e150

#1

I recently bought a used 2004 E150 conversion van with 4.6 liter V8. I’ve noticed that the accelerator is much heavier than any of my other cars. Is there anything I can do to make the accelerator lighter?


#2

Do you mean it’s hard to push?

Check the throttle cable for binding and check the throttle body for coking. The throttle body develops a black coating called coking and it can cause the throttle plate to stick or bind.


#3

Yes, it is hard to push down. Thanks for your input.