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Old 07 Mar 2010, 12:19 pm
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Default Throttle cable adjustment

It seems things on this friggin car break for no reason what so ever.

Now the throttle cable is slacked about an inch and a half, and I need to know how to readjust it.

Do you do it from the throttle body, or where it connects to the pedal? and how so, I dont have hardly any cable to tug on down by the pedal.

most cars have adjustment nuts on the throttle body, but I didnt see anything.
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Old 07 Mar 2010, 02:32 pm
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Default Re: Throttle cable adjustment

We're talking about the two cables that run across the upper manifold right? One for the cruise control, one for the throttle. I did a fast search but can't find anything on adjusting it but isn't there some sort of adjustment nut on the cable itself where the bracket it that holds the cables in place?



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It seems things on this friggin car break for no reason what so ever.

Now the throttle cable is slacked about an inch and a half, and I need to know how to readjust it.

Do you do it from the throttle body, or where it connects to the pedal? and how so, I dont have hardly any cable to tug on down by the pedal.

most cars have adjustment nuts on the throttle body, but I didnt see anything.
Well,
What is going on with the cable ? What set of circumstances leads you to make this statement ? You've made a determination being on-site, we are way out here in left field.
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Old 10 Mar 2010, 12:18 pm
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Well,
What is going on with the cable ? What set of circumstances leads you to make this statement ? You've made a determination being on-site, we are way out here in left field.
The throttle cable is loose, allowing the gas pedal to flop all over the place, and I can tug on the cable and pull about an inch until it sinches up snug.

Is there something where it attaches to the pedal that you can loosen up to adjust the cable?
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Old 22 Apr 2011, 11:52 pm
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Question Re: Throttle cable adjustment

Hi all,
How to adjust the throttle control cable on 2004 Chrysler PT cruiser?

Thank you for your help.
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Old 23 Apr 2011, 02:21 am
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Default Re: Throttle cable adjustment

i added a throttle body spacer and this took up the slack as i could not see how to adjust it, that was 2 years ago and its still ok
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Old 23 Apr 2011, 01:27 pm
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Default Re: Throttle cable adjustment

But what caused a cable to suddenly develop one inch of slack? typically, the cables are cut to length with threaded end caps for some adjustment but an inch on that cable sure seems like a lot.

Any possibility the cable came off it's track/roller along it's path?

alan
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Default Re: Throttle cable adjustment

I am new to this forum and I have also issues with the Throttle Cable, only one of them detracts when I give gas. I don't know what is the cause of it and I was wondering if anyone here could please help me. Thanks in advance for reading my post. Please accept my apologies since I don't have any knowledge on cars just yet.
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Old 06 Sep 2014, 10:45 pm
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I am new to this forum and I have also issues with the Throttle Cable, only one of them detracts when I give gas. I don't know what is the cause of it and I was wondering if anyone here could please help me. Thanks in advance for reading my post. Please accept my apologies since I don't have any knowledge on cars just yet.

The other cable is the cruise control.
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But what caused a cable to suddenly develop one inch of slack? typically, the cables are cut to length with threaded end caps for some adjustment but an inch on that cable sure seems like a lot.

Any possibility the cable came off it's track/roller along it's path?

alan
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