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I recently noticed that the gas pedal's arm/lever rubs against the carpet (area in front of the "side patch" to prevent carpet wear from your foot) when it is depressed more than ~30%. Upon further inspection, it looks like the carpet in that area does not have anything holding it to the tranny/engine tunnel and is sticking out.
I've had my gas pedal replaced because of creaking noises. I don't remember the broken pedal rubbing the carpet.
I know it's a minor problem, but it sure is irritating... Any ideas?
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2004 GT 6spd Nordic Green with goodies...
Three other rotaries sit in my garage...
hmm i don't really know what you are talking about but I will throw in my $0.02 about the carpet in that area... i drive the 6MT version and the contact area where my heel touches the carpet is pretty much worn thru the carpet and shows the white looking 'stuff" under the mat.
Sorry, that was probably confusing. Attached are pics (cell phone quality). The area that is being rubbed is the carpet IN FRONT of the "side patch" on the tunnel (the vinyl patch that has diagonal stripes). It's the LEVER of the gas pedal that is rubbing the carpet.
toxin: I put in those ugly clear vinyl floor mats that you can cut to size. My carpet is wear free b/c of it.
I would take that into a dealer and demand it be fixed, thats just not right. are you getting any sticking or is it "harder" to push the accelerator b/c of the rubbing after you hit 30% down?
Just being random but if its harder to hit the accelerator that "theoretically" could be a safety issue -- just imagine needing to floor it to avoid being rear ended or "something" and the accelerator sticks to the side of the footwell and rubs.
It may be a simple fix. There *might* be a 'clip' that was disconnected to install the gas pedal. See if you can pull the rug back a bit and look for a hole/clip, or just push the rug down and get it to clip back into place.
I put in the OEM footwell lamps over the weekend, and the instructions described a clip that I was supposed to pull the rug up and disconnect to run the wires under the rug. The diagram showed one that looked like it was just south of the accelerator. There was no clip there in my 05, so I don't know if it is on some model years & not others, or it was just a case of a jackass drawing up instructions, but it's worth a look.