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It looks like a spring has come off the gas pedal and needs to be replaced.

I found a broken spring with two looped hook shaped ends on the floor of the 1988 toyota truck. It feels like something is blocking the gas pedal when trying to accelerate, but it looks to me that it just needs a spring to add tension to the gas pedal. I can see the cable coming from the firewall which hooks to the gas pedal, but it is hard to tell where or how the spring hooks up to the cable and where is the other place where the spring hooks up?

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if it sticks mate be careful can be dangerous the best bet is to replace it for around 30 dollars it may just save yours or another persons life

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It sounds like a prob with the cable from the peddle to the intake. Also check the motor mounts! Frankster016

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Fairly easy to repair, Obviously the cable is broken. Just follow it back. it runs through the firewall from the pedal to the throttle body. if you have cruise control it may go there (I don't remember and am too lazy to go look at mine) Either way, get a new cable and put it in!!!

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Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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