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Old 07-06-2010, 09:25 AM   #1
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Newbie question, throttle pedal

Hi everyone. I just put a down payment on a '99 boxster with low miles (48k). I test drove it and ran nice and had great handling. However, the throttle pedal was strange. The pedal felt normal for the first 1/3 of the range then it was very stiff for the rest of the range. It seemed to go to Wide open but I had had to press quite hard. After thinking it over I thought there must be something wrong with. It was just to stiff for comfort.

Anyone have any thoughts on this accel pedal situation. Is this normal?

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Old 07-06-2010, 10:00 AM   #2
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ive never felt any strain in pushing the pedal. but mine is EGas so that may make a difference.
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:13 AM   #3
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There is no linkage, it is drive by wire, I suggest you replace the pedal with a new one, crap can get in the mechanism.
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There is no linkage, it is drive by wire, I suggest you replace the pedal with a new one, crap can get in the mechanism.
i believe '00 and later are actual linkage cables, and porsche switched to egas after that.
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Old 07-06-2010, 11:09 AM   #5
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My '99 is a linkage throttle, and there is no stiffness or strange feel to it. I'd get that looked at before you commit to buy if I were you.

I believe that egas was introduced in 2000.

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Sorry I stand corrected I thought all 986s were egas.
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:17 PM   #7
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My '99 is a linkage throttle, and there is no stiffness or strange feel to it. I'd get that looked at before you commit to buy if I were you.

I believe that egas was introduced in 2000.

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Thanks everyone. That is exactly what I need to hear. Great feedback!

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Boxsters had cable operated throttles until 2000MY when Porsche went to E-gas that opens the throttle electronically even though the gas pedal is connected by a short cable to the sensor that sends input to the ECM. Sounds like the OP's 99 may have a misrouted cable which should be a easy enough fix but makes you wonder if a major repair was being done & the cable was misrouted then. Could be a good thing (New Engine ) or amatuer maintenence.
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