Is this a pedal issue ?

Discussion in 'Automobilista' started by Jan Mikuž, Aug 27, 2017.

  1. Jan Mikuž

    Jan Mikuž

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    Can someone, please, confirm this is (most likely) a throttle pedal issue.
    Both pedals are worn a bit, but so far it wasn't too big of an issue.
    But now i notice the throttle axis has gotten worse.

    https://vid.me/xkKdU

    I tried to clean it, got some dusty chunks out, but i can't reach far enough and i haven't got an
    air pressure thing...It's probably the contact that's busted, anyway.

    Thanks
     
  2. Marc Collins

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    Yep. Classic potentiometer on the way to failure.
     
  3. Jan Mikuž

    Jan Mikuž

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    Thank you :thumbsup:
     
  4. Stig Bidstrup

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    Needs Cleaning --yes , is it G25 27 ??
     
  5. Jan Mikuž

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    No,no.. It's an old Microsoft Sidewinder. :D
    U sure cleaning will help ? U mean like properly opening the casing ?
    I'm quite positive, like Marc confirmed, that's indeed a mechanical/potentiometer failure.
     
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  6. Stig Bidstrup

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    Don't know if this model can be cleaned ...I clean my G27 every 6 month ..and yes I open the casing and disassemble the pedals..
     
  7. Martin Fiala

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    I used to have the Sidewinder FFB wheel and yeah, the pots can definitely be cleaned quite easily. I usually just sprayed them with a contact cleaning spray through the pot covers, didn't actually open the pots themselves. I'd probably rather just replace them than try to open them, to be honest.