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Accelerator Cable

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by RatMan, Sep 16, 2002.

  1. RatMan

    RatMan 1/2 ton status

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    Got a question y'all! My accelerator cable is really stiff. I'm talkin stiff like if they didn't make me do squats at football, I wouldn't be able to drive my truck. I can't figure out what it could be. If y'all have any ideas that might help it, please let me know.
     
  2. Mr.Chevy4x4

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    I can't really say without some more details, but I can say STOP driving it until you figure it out! The last thing you need is for it to stick open and cause a wreck!

    Have you changed anything recently that might have affected its operation?


    Mike
     
  3. RatMan

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    I havent done anything to it - ever. its been like that since i bought it. it doesnt stick or anything, its just really stiff. u think if i just try and put some grease or something on it it might help?
     
  4. Mr.Chevy4x4

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    It might be something as simple as someone putting too stiff of a return spring on the throttle body.

    Mike
     
  5. trailblazer87

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    Had the same problem on an 88 f*rd, I just shot a bunch of wd40 down the cable toward the pedal amd worked it in pretty good. I would recommend replacing it if it caused by rust though.
     
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    you can getta new one for 20 bucks... at schucks...
     
  7. RatMan

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    Thanks y'all! I think I'm gonna try to lube it up and hope that helps. Otherwise I'll just replace the thing.
     

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