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Unread 09-19-2012, 06:53 PM   #1
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2007 Grand Cherokee gas/brake pedal issue

I recently purchased a 2007 Grand Cherokee with about 50k miles.

The problem as I see it is the brake and gas pedals are more staggered than other vehicles, including Grand Cherokees, that I have driven. The brake pedal appears to be several inches higher than the gas pedal.

It can be difficult to quickly move my foot from the gas to the break. Further, the brake seems more tense than normal, and the gas seems to be softer than normal. It is also uncomfortable, as it feels like my foot is strained forward to accelerate the car to highway speeds, but then my knee is very close to the bottom of the steering column when my foot is on the gas.

I noticed this problem when I test drove the vehicle, but I thought I'd get used to it.

Mine is not one of the WK's that has adjustable pedals. I took it to a few shops, but they seem to say that is how it is. I have to think there is some other opition to fix the problem..

I'd like to somehow align the brake and gas, either by lowering the brake or raising the gas.

Any help is VERY much appreciated!

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Unread 09-19-2012, 07:27 PM   #2
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Depending on your height, try adjusting your seat. Also the brakes -may- get better as the pads wear down
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Unread 09-20-2012, 06:32 PM   #3
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Wierd problem. Never heard of that being an issue. Are you sure you don't have adjustable pedals that are out of wack? If not, maybe you could build a pad to attach to one of the pedals to even them out a bit.
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Unread 09-22-2012, 08:46 PM   #4
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Thanks for the feedback -

I haven't been able to do anything with the seat, there is not a perfect position. I'm going to see if a custom shop can adjust the gas somehow or add a larger pad. A couple places I spoke to said they are not adjustable electronically like some other models, also going to see if some adjustment can be made to either one to even them out.

It is something I should have thought about more before I bought the car. Now if I can't get if fixed I am thinking about trying to sell it.
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Unread 09-23-2012, 03:22 PM   #5
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Look up the "srt8 pedal cover" or just any kind of pedal cover and see if you can put it on just one side to even it out.
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Unread 09-23-2012, 07:01 PM   #6
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Welcome to the WK. I bought mine new and really disliked the seating in this jeep. I could never find a comfortable seating position. My WJ was so much more comfortable. Until now. After these years of owning it, the seats are quite nice and trying to drive my old WJ would bother me. It takes a while, but you'll get used to it. I cannot tell you when I started liking it, but I really enjoy it now. I thought the same about the pedals.
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Unread 09-26-2012, 05:02 PM   #7
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Thanks for the help. Is it too much of a risk to try to get the gas pedal replaced or extended somehow?
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Unread 09-29-2012, 07:22 PM   #8
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I had the same problem with the way my 03 Ram was set up. I was able to disconnect the drive cable from the gas pedal motor and adjust the clutch and brake pedals together to get them where I wanted them in relation to the go pedal.
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Unread 06-20-2013, 03:57 PM   #9
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Have to agree with vuecat13!
I have a 2006 wk with adjustable pedals, and for the life of me, can't get a comfortable position. The offset between the brake and gas pedal is really bad. Going from the gas to the brake, I have to lift the foot more than with other vehicules I ever owned. I am looking into getting a non adjustable pedal combo, and modifying the brake pedal by cutting/welding it to change its depth.
As for the seat, seems that I can only get a comfortable position for the arms, or one for the legs, but never for both at the same time...
I am 6ft2.
My previous car was a '95 cherokee xj.
Has anyone done a seat mod that fixed the bad legs/arm ratio design of the wk?
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