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Old 6th December 2015, 12:35 PM
JasonL JasonL is offline
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Default Pedal return spring

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Is it necessary to have pedal return springs?

I've picked up a torsion spring for a Peugeot and modified it to fit the accelerator pedal, but there's a lot less space for the brake and clutch pedals, so I was wondering if the push back from the master cylinder is enough?
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Old 6th December 2015, 03:24 PM
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Hi.

Is it necessary to have pedal return springs?

I've picked up a torsion spring for a Peugeot and modified it to fit the accelerator pedal, but there's a lot less space for the brake and clutch pedals, so I was wondering if the push back from the master cylinder is enough?
my car hasn't got a spring for brake or clutch. the spring on the throttle is enough to lift the accelerator pedal back up as well.

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Old 6th December 2015, 03:45 PM
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Great, thanks David. I was a bit concerned about the throttle as I've heard the throttle can stick, but the posts I read seemed to relate to bike engine builds. I prefer to have to use extra pressure on the accelerator in any case.

I won't bother with the others though, as modifying the torsion spring was a real pain.
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Old 6th December 2015, 08:53 PM
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I think the best thing to do is to put together the system and try it out; in my case I decided I do need a return spring, but my system is different from most.
I'm going to try one of these next weekend:
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Old 7th December 2015, 08:15 AM
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Thanks Badger. It's a bit early for me to test it out, but I will do.
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Old 7th August 2018, 07:03 PM
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Hi.

Is it necessary to have pedal return springs?

I've picked up a torsion spring for a Peugeot and modified it to fit the accelerator pedal, but there's a lot less space for the brake and clutch pedals, so I was wondering if the push back from the master cylinder is enough?
Hi Jason, could you tell what car your throttle pedal spring came from please?
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Old 8th August 2018, 03:13 PM
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According to my confirmation email, it says:
GENUINE PEUGEOT BOXER CITROEN RELAY BRAKE PEDAL RETURN SPRING 452224
Item Number 321785865628

But the eBay hyperlink is too old, so the post has been deleted.

Hope that helps!
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Old 8th August 2018, 03:16 PM
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Ah that narrows down the search, thank you!
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