Oh, I remember know, did you give up on loosening the spring? Maybe ask the dealer if they can do something. My electronic throttle isn't that hard to push down, but then again I don't have arthritis, I'm not sure if they will be very different.goorackerelite said:yeah arthritic right knee, kills me after even 5 minutes of driving. I need a much softer throttle pedal and I love my 9-3 and don't want to be defeated by a stupid stiff gas pedal. I need something more fragile and softer where I can control throttle inputs with a feather light foot pressure.