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I found this old post about recalibrating your gas pedal. It is as follows:
This is a tip that I came across about 3 wks ago.
It works,having said that not everyone will notice
a difference because of software updates their car
has had regarding dates of manufacture.
This will have a noticeable effect on those Calibers
and shared model platforms and will in no way
harm or damage your car,it has been tried and found
effective on a good number of Calibers already.
It in effect recalibrates your gas pedal for linearity
and in effect gives better and smoother acceleration.
Do it exactly as sequenced below.

1-Turn ignition to RUN but DO NOT start.
2-Slowly depress gas pedal to floor counting to 15.
(Do not go pass the detent or passing gear for pre June '07 models)
3-Slowly release the gas pedal to full up position again counting to 15.
4-Turn ignition to off.
5-Restart and take a test drive.

This is particularly noticeable on CVT models but can effect
standard transmission Calibers also.

This may work on any of the models using the fly by wire
computer controlled throttles.

You can do this as often as you feel necessary.

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My question is when it says to depress the pedal to the floor for 15 seconds does this mean take 15 seconds to fully depress the pedal. and when it says do not go past the detent or passing gear for pre June '07 models what does this mean. I thought the floor was the floor. Please help.
 

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I was one of the original posters of this tip.
It does work on some with a notable difference.

Yes count to 15 as you depress the gas pedal to the floor
(unless built pre December '07),then count to 15 again
as you slowly release the pedal to full up position.

The pre December '07 Caliber had a switch/detent at the
end of gas pedal travel and if went into it the effect was
similar to kicking a stadard auto trans into passing gear.
I don't know why DCX eliminated this feature but possibly
it had to do with costs/warranties.Mine puts you back in
the seat when you hit it.
 

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so the pre 07 you do not go clear to the floor? That is what mine so so that is why I am asking. Do not want to mess anything up.
 

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All Calibers equipped with CVT tranny from day one up to
December 2007 had the detent/switch at the end of pedal
travel.Having said that I have done the procedure both ways
that is stopping at the detent and going right into it and I
don't believe it makes much of a difference.What you are doing
is calibrating the linearity of the fly by wire gas pedal which
is used in all models be it CVT or 5 spd.
 
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