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      01-31-2009, 09:45 AM   #1
Kev
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Be careful with self tapping screws

I installed the OEM aluminum pedals in my car yesterday. The installation was was very easy if you know how drill holes on steel (brake pedal / clutch pedal too). We took a short cut and used self tapping screws for the gas pedal. Immediately after installation, the gas pedal didn't feel right. It has a lot more resistance when I try to step on it. Turns out the self tapping screw in the bottom right corner, closest to the center console, is hitting the pedal mechanism. I removed that screw and now it works fine. I guess I have to replace the screws with the OEM screws and nuts next time I go into the shop.
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