- 1 Where is a accelerator cable located?
- 2 Does the throttle cable Go to the carburetor?
- 3 Are throttle cables universal?
- 4 What are the symptoms of a bad accelerator cable?
- 5 How do I know if I need a new throttle cable?
- 6 What would cause an accelerator to stick?
- 7 How tight should throttle cable be?
- 8 Why is my throttle cable stuck?
- 9 How much does it cost to replace a throttle cable?
Where is a accelerator cable located?
Step 1: Locate the throttle cable. One end of the throttle cable is located in the engine compartment, attached to the throttle body. The other end is on the driver’s side floor, attached to the accelerator pedal.
Does the throttle cable Go to the carburetor?
Install the opposite ends of the throttle cables to the carburetor or throttle body, tightening the threaded ends of the cable guides into the cable bracket completely. Slide the cables’ barrels into the valve catches and twist the throttle tube slightly to check that the valves open and close properly.
Are throttle cables universal?
In today’s modern vehicles, throttle cables are obsolete with the widespread use of drive-by-wire throttle pedal assemblies. Our universal throttle cable offerings fit most any application or engine type and mounting location.
What are the symptoms of a bad accelerator cable?
Signs of a bad accelerator cable
- The pedal feels stiff or hard to depress.
- The pedal sticks and does not release normally.
- There is slack in the pedal’s movement.
- There is a rough or abnormally low idle.
- The engine stalls.
- There is a delay in response when you push the pedal down.
How do I know if I need a new throttle cable?
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Throttle Control Cable
- Improper cable adjustment and slow acceleration response.
- Dirty or frayed cable.
- Cruise control not working properly.
What would cause an accelerator to stick?
If your accelerator were to stick it would most likely be caused by a floor mat or other object getting jammed under the gas pedal. This could obviously be avoided by keeping your vehicle clear of clutter and making sure floor mats are properly fixed in place.
How tight should throttle cable be?
The accelerator cable tension is usually set so that 2-3mm of free play is present in the throttle grip. Once the correct tension has been applied, the lock nuts should be snugged and any dust covers should be slid back over the adjusters. Cables can be adjusted using the appropriate size wrench.
Why is my throttle cable stuck?
Debris can get caught between the throttle tube and the handlebar, and cause it to stick. Another culprit happens at the other end of the throttle cable. Down at the carburetor, the cable gets stuck, so even when you rotate the grip to ease up on the throttle, it still stays open.
How much does it cost to replace a throttle cable?
A throttle cable replacement usually costs around $50 to $100. To ensure that you’re getting the right fit, enter your vehicle’s year, make, and model in our built-in search function.