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I have a 2003 CLK 430 convertible, while driving the

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I have a 2003 CLK 430 convertible, while driving the accelerator pedal dropped to the floor and now I have no throttle. How do i fix this?

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Convertible yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes, and nothing yet

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Mercedes
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Mercedes Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 7 months ago
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HI,

Ok, your accelerator pedal is made up of over 2 dozen components. Most likely causes are broken friction cable and springs, broken pin holding the accelerator pedal to the pedal lever, broken pedal lever, broken spline shaft, but may be other component as well. See attached diagram of the accelerator pedal assembly

Depending upon what has broken, you will likely have to replace the whole assembly as very few of these parts were sold separately and are discontinued now.

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Mercedes Mechanic: Marty, Mercedes Technician replied 7 months ago
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Hi, different expert here. My name is***** information that Eric provided is not for your car. Your car uses a cable that connects the throttle pedal to the pedal position sensor under the hood. Most likely the cable has become disconnected at one end or the other. I would check under the hood first. The pedal position sensor is located near the brake master cylinder.

Let me know what you find.

Marty

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Mercedes Mechanic: Marty, Mercedes Technician replied 7 months ago

Good morning, just checking in. Did you locate the problem?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Hi Marty,
You are correct, the cable is disconnected at the end close to the master cylinder. Is there a fix for the problem, or do I have to replace the cable?
Thanks,
Jerry
P.S. It has been way to cold to be working outside on a car.
Mercedes Mechanic: Marty, Mercedes Technician replied 7 months ago

Hi Jerry, thanks for getting back to me. If the ball socket has come loose from the cable you will need to replace the cable. The part number for the cable is 208 300 04 30.

Let me know if you need anything else.

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