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Old 01-01-2010, 07:14 PM
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Re: Dead-spot in gas pedal on my '05.....

Is it free from the dealer if there is a TSB listed?
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Old 01-01-2010, 07:17 PM
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Re: Dead-spot in gas pedal on my '05.....

nope....only if you are under warranty. And...it will just be the flash that is prescribed...so to speak. Like...you cant just go in and theyll flash the entire pcm/tcm....
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:05 PM
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Re: Dead-spot in gas pedal on my '05.....

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nope....only if you are under warranty. And...it will just be the flash that is prescribed...so to speak. Like...you cant just go in and theyll flash the entire pcm/tcm....

Ok thanks, that was basically my question.
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Re: Dead-spot in gas pedal on my '05.....

What about re-calibrating the throttle? It's the Drive-by-wire stuff in the 'adaptives' no?

Here's the steps you need to follow:
1. Find an unused section of road with a good spot to pull-off/turn-around.
2. Pull off of the road and shut your car off.
3. Turn your key to the "On" position (but don't start the car), and wait for the 'idiot' lights to go out.
4. Press down on the accelerator, and let it back up.
5. Turn your car off.
6. Re-start your car and cruise up and down the road testing your throttle responsiveness.
Depending on how fast/slow you do the 4th step, your throttle will either become more or less sensitive/responsive.
Repeat steps #1 through #5 as needed until you're satisfied that your throttle response is as good as it's going to get.

Remember these things 'learn' how you drive so if you drive like Grandma for a few days, it's adjusts accordingly.
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Re: Dead-spot in gas pedal on my '05.....

Didn't know we could recalibrate that way..... I'll give it a shot.
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Re: Dead-spot in gas pedal on my '05.....

Mine has always done the same.
Improved when the dealer replaced the throttle pedal assembly, the throttle body, and MAP sensor, but returns on occasion.
Most farking annoying, it's my biggest hate. I find disconnectuing the battery for a while and cycling the key/ throttle pedal has some effect on it, but I honestly haven't worked out "the right way" yet.
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Re: Dead-spot in gas pedal on my '05.....

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What about re-calibrating the throttle? It's the Drive-by-wire stuff in the 'adaptives' no?

Here's the steps you need to follow:
1. Find an unused section of road with a good spot to pull-off/turn-around.
2. Pull off of the road and shut your car off.
3. Turn your key to the "On" position (but don't start the car), and wait for the 'idiot' lights to go out.
4. Press down on the accelerator, and let it back up.
5. Turn your car off.
6. Re-start your car and cruise up and down the road testing your throttle responsiveness.
Depending on how fast/slow you do the 4th step, your throttle will either become more or less sensitive/responsive.
Repeat steps #1 through #5 as needed until you're satisfied that your throttle response is as good as it's going to get.

Remember these things 'learn' how you drive so if you drive like Grandma for a few days, it's adjusts accordingly.

So taking what you wrote, in that driving like grandma for a few days it will adjust to that driving, so then driving like a race car driver for a few days should make it adjust accordingly and make throttle response pick up more? No?
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^^^^^^only on electronic throttle vehicles
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Re: Dead-spot in gas pedal on my '05.....

Arent all WK's electronic throttle controlled? Does the 3.7 have a cable, I never even really looked, I assumed it was electronic. Going out to check now.
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Re: Dead-spot in gas pedal on my '05.....

I have it on my 4.7, it feels like the gas is cut off or it hit a limiter, if i slowly apply gas it does nothing, I have to really get on the pedal to "break free" of whatever's holding it back.
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Re: Dead-spot in gas pedal on my '05.....

How did I miss this thread! On my 3.7 it does this to me, the times I actually notice it is during a turn. I will be crusing, slowing down like normal to make the turn and right in the middle of the turn, it feels like the gas cuts out and I have no throttle responce what so ever, so I have to floor it to get the thing to respond and come out of the turn. WTF is that all about? I don't know what MDS is, or if I even have it (i doubt it)?
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Re: Dead-spot in gas pedal on my '05.....

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How did I miss this thread! On my 3.7 it does this to me, the times I actually notice it is during a turn. I will be crusing, slowing down like normal to make the turn and right in the middle of the turn, it feels like the gas cuts out and I have no throttle responce what so ever, so I have to floor it to get the thing to respond and come out of the turn. WTF is that all about? I don't know what MDS is, or if I even have it (i doubt it)?

Same here with my 3.7. Its because its in a higher gear so romping on the gas makes it downshift but has a lag. Watch your rpm's next time and you will see they are most likely very low when it happens.
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