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What did I do to my throttle cable

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by sodjer6, February 28, 2009.

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  1. sodjer6

    sodjer6 Active Member

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    Well, Friday night the bracket that holds the gas pedal assembly broke off. I have it bolted back on and gotten the pedal back in, but now after reattaching the throttle cable, the pedal sits about an inch off the floor. It's as if the cable has way too much slack in it or something, and it wasn't like that before. I had already done the throttle cable mod a couple years ago(and the zip ties are still on there).
    Is it possible the cable was streched, pulled out or something when the assembly fell? Everything looks normal on the throttle body.
     
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  3. omgyouresexy

    omgyouresexy New Member

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    Sorry to post without offering any help, but what's this throttle cable mod and what's the benefit? Something i should look into?
     
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    i would bet on the bracket not being right , if it was the pedal would be in the same place,,
     
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    celly disturber of the peace

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    You pick up the slack in the pedal by attaching zip tie or two to the cable (cut of the excess, it's the stub you leave behind that makes the difference). Makes your throttle response a bit more snappy. Lots of threads on the site discuss it. You'll need to search around.
     
  6. sodjer6

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    Well I never looked to see how the bracket was mounted before, not sure if there were spacers or something. When it gets warmer out i'm going to add some spacers behind the bracket, but for now I just added more zip ties as a band-aid solution.

    Also here is a link to the Throttle Cable Mod
     

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