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Accelerator linkage keeps breaking, bad design
By rwwr on
1999 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan
I bought this 1999 Taurus sedan about 5 years/42k miles ago.
It has been OK, not particularly good or bad, except when it left me stranded at 1:30AM on a remote highway.
I had had the accelerator cable replaced TWICE due to a broken plastic fitting which attaches it to the arm of the accelerator pedal.
Luckily I had a knife and a piece of plastic in the trunk of the car, and in fifteen minutes I designed and carved a replacement fitting.
The hardest part of this fix was lying with the door sill in my back trying to install this in the dark, by feel.
It's a shame the design and test engineers couldn't have done their jobs in the first place.
This part broke three times; why no recall?
Recall the accelerator cable, and replace it with one that has a fitting for the pedal which doesn't break.