- January 1, 2002
- Reaction score
- City, State
- Fairfax, Va.
- Year, Model & Trim Level
- '93 XLT
I was wondering if anyone else with a BBK throttle body has experienced this problem. You install the BBK throttle body and get good throttle response, but later you start to get poor kickdown and throttle response. The cause could be, as I experienced, that the screw that holds in the throttle body spring assembly is slighty loose, so that when the accelerator is pushed to the floor, it takes the kickdown out of adjustment because it wobbles slighty to the side and the kickdown cable is self adjusting.
After installing my BBK, I at first liked the inproved acceleration, but my X started to develope poor kickdown and throttle response and being driven 10 or 20 miles. I though my trans was going out, but the fluid is a nice bright red. I have 85,000 miles on it and it could be time. However, I noticed that if you turn on the ignition and push the pedal to the floor several times with the engine off and stone cold, it readjusted the kickdown for a time, until again I kicked down and it would take out the adjustment because of the spring assembly wobbling.
However, I tightened the screw that holds in the spring assembly, and now it does not wobble and my trans seems a lot better. I have good kickdown now. I just though I would post this in case anyone else experienced the same problem.