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Old 09-16-2004, 03:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i dont mean to be a nag but i posted this topic earlier this morning and eight people viewed it, now either no one cares to answer it or maybe they just dont know. but can some one please help me out here? i've searched but i got no results, i think there is something wrong with the search option. but yeah, my friend has too much slack on his throttle cable and i wanna know if this is a DIY job or does it need to be done by a pro. what tools do i need?
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Old 09-16-2004, 04:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Originally posted by chrisNX2000@Sep 16 2004, 04:29 PM
i dont mean to be a nag but i posted this topic earlier this morning and eight people viewed it, now either no one cares to answer it or maybe they just dont know. but can some one please help me out here? i've searched but i got no results, i think there is something wrong with the search option. but yeah, my friend has too much slack on his throttle cable and i wanna know if this is a DIY job or does it need to be done by a pro. what tools do i need?
Ok here is your answer...

How did your friend determine that there is too much slack in the cable? No I am not being a smart ass. Because here is the thing... if he jiggled ther pedal up and down or something like that and said hey this thing is kinda loose... that is not a test.

And if he went under the hood and and determined that at full throttle, the throttle body butterfly was not being opened all the way, then he would have almost tripped over the adjusting barrel and I woujldn't be writing this post.

If he does not know how an adjusting barrel works, then he likely doesn't know how to determine if there is too much slack.

my point is... if your friend doesn't have the mechanical apptitide to look at this cable and see how the adjuster works, with all due respect, i suggest that he does not mess with his own car especailly something like the throttle control cable.
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thanks very much, i really appreciate the advice. i'll be sure to tell him to get it checked out by a mechanic.
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