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Accelerator spring concern

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by K5XLR8R, Jan 11, 2001.

  1. K5XLR8R

    K5XLR8R 1/2 ton status

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    Over x-mas I was having probs with the acc. took it to the mechanic, when I took it in the spring hooked to a cable and ran back towards the firewall....when I got it back the spring was hhoked kinda rinkydinky to metal loop kinda thing..maybe what you would hook a chain to to remove the engine? and the spring is hooked there and goes toward the front....???? the pedal also feels stiffer than it did....this just doesnt look right at all!!!!.....If anyone would please post a picture or diagram of the spring and how its supose to be hooked onto the acc cable I would GREATLY appreciate it!!!!!!!...First person gets $5!!! No B.S.!
     
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    I dont have a digram but I think I can explain it pretty well..

    Since you have an 86 you probably have a quadrajet. On the drivers side of the cab should be a brackt protruding with a few arms with holes on it. On the upper hole your accel. cable connects to that, the tranny cable hooks to the one a little below the middle of the bracket, and he return spring hooks to the very bottom of the bracket. The springs hooks in the lower hole and goes towards the rar of the vehicle and then connects to the bracket that holds the tranny cable and bolts to the intake.
    This is the way ot comes from the factory...

    I will try and get a digram drawn up.

    Anymore questions, feel free to PM me or just reply to my post..

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    Here is a quick sketch:

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    This is the way it looked from the factory other than the bracket is shaped a little differently. The tranny cable should also be a little lower than the diagram shows, cause it is a rough diagram..

    HTH

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    So they all run back towards the fire wall then??...thats what I thought!!!...it was always hooked the way it shows in the diagram...dammit!....Now I'm wondering what the hell was causing it to stick, it was almost like there wasnt enough tension on the cable, I had to keep reaching down with my hand to pull the pedal back....damn incompetent mechanic!!!
     
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    So they all run back towards the fire wall then??...thats what I thought!!!...it was always hooked the way it shows in the diagram.now its hooked to some engine mount or something very weird, doesnt look right!..dammit!....Now I'm wondering what the hell was causing it to stick, it was almost like there wasnt enough tension on the cable, I had to keep reaching down with my hand to pull the pedal back....damn incompetent mechanic!!!
     
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    Some will hook the spring in the accel. cable hole and stretch it a little farther to make the spring pull a little harder. If you put the spring back in the stock location and it still doesn't return the throttle, then it may be time for a new spring. They are only a couple bucks at most part stores.. I usually use a little stronger spring than stock to have a little heavier pedal push...

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