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Vibration in Gas/Brake Pedals


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#1 ltk

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 08:33 PM

I have a 2002 Impreza, app 49,000 miles.
I feel a vibration in the gas pedal, more so at higher speeds. I also just
noticed that the vibration is occurring in the brake pedal but only when
completely stopped. They found I needed 1 engine mount and 1 trans mount and said that was the problem. I had that taken care of but the vibration
is still there and getting worse. I know its not normal and this may sound petty but I really can't stand the feeling of the vibration on my foot during long rides-it's driving me crazy!! The car does not vibrate--it's only coming from the gas and brake pedals. Any ideas--I take the car back to the service station Saturday.

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 08:48 PM

hrmm. Does the vibration change with vehical speed or engine RPM.

Personally I would have looked at rotors, wheels (rotate them and see if it moves), CV joints, wheel bearing. Car seems awfully young for bad mounts. Have you taken the mnechanic for a ride to show him?


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Posted 28 April 2009 - 09:08 PM

I was thinking rotors also, but I dont know why that would have any effect on the gas pedal.

I know their is a lot of towns named Clifton, are you from the one in Texas? I only live around 22 miles from that one.

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 08:02 PM

I'm going to the mechanic tomorrow and will mention the things suggested.
But at the the suggestion of a coworker I did the following. With the car in
park I put one foot touching the gas pedal and one foot touching the brake.
The vibration is coming through both.
One other thing--I know this is going to sound like a stupid question but I
know very little about the mechanics of a car. Could it be the ABS? It was
suggested that there might be a problem with the ABS. It might be erroneously sensing one of the wheels rotating incorrectly and attempting
to make an adjustment on the other wheels. I have not a clue what this
person was talking about.
BTW-I'm in NJ.

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 09:31 PM

Its not the abs.

Let us know what the mechanic says.


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Posted 02 May 2009 - 06:50 PM

Hm.....did you happen to have any front axles or cv joint boots replaced?




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