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Old 08-20-2012, 07:56 PM   #1
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throttle cable hung up?

Can the throttle cable get hung up or run out of cable if you put on a 1" intake spacer? The tb is not going all the way back to the adjustment screw and I'm not sure if the cable is getting hung up or if its the tb.
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you habe any pics? im having a little trouble understanding the problem fully.

if you need more slack check under the dash if you can pull a little through.

if you are trying to set idle then you need to follow the proper procedure and not just turn the screw.
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Re: throttle cable hung up?

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Can the throttle cable get hung up or run out of cable if you put on a 1" intake spacer? The tb is not going all the way back to the adjustment screw and I'm not sure if the cable is getting hung up or if its the tb.
If you stretched out the cable it could be that it is just to short, but I have not heard of that happening with a 1" spacer.

Otherwise yes, they can get burs in them and hang up.
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you habe any pics? im having a little trouble understanding the problem fully.

if you need more slack check under the dash if you can pull a little through.

if you are trying to set idle then you need to follow the proper procedure and not just turn the screw.
I did attempt to set the idle with the proper procedure but it wouldn't matter because the cable won't even rest against the adjustment screw even when idling unless I force it back. I'm going to begin by disconnecting the throttle cable and see if its still hanging up. If so I will clean the tb and go from there. If it doesn't work I will post a pic. Thanks for the help.
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I did attempt to set the idle with the proper procedure but it wouldn't matter because the cable won't even rest against the adjustment screw even when idling unless I force it back. I'm going to begin by disconnecting the throttle cable and see if its still hanging up. If so I will clean the tb and go from there. If it doesn't work I will post a pic. Thanks for the help.
sounds like a good starting spot.
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I haven't had a chance to look at it yet but here is a photo that I snapped on the way out the door to work today. This is with the car off.

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Also the cruise control cable had to be removed to clear the tall valve covers. Could that be what is causing it?
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I haven't had a chance to look at it yet but here is a photo that I snapped on the way out the door to work today. This is with the car off.

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The more important thing is, is the throttle plate closed?
The screw not touching the linkage may or may not mean anything.
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My chilton manual talks about plugging a hole in the plate with the appropriate color plug if idling too high. Maybe my new(used) tb needs to have the hole restricted to idle properly?
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My chilton manual talks about plugging a hole in the plate with the appropriate color plug if idling too high. Maybe my new(used) tb needs to have the hole restricted to idle properly?
Maybe so. Does the plate close completely or not?
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Sorry for the late reply. Been busy with my kids. This photo shows the tb plate with the ignition off in its resting position.

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My chilton manual talks about plugging a hole in the plate with the appropriate color plug if idling too high. Maybe my new(used) tb needs to have the hole restricted to idle properly?
Plugging a hole in what plate?

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Sorry for the late reply. Been busy with my kids. This photo shows the tb plate with the ignition off in its resting position.

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Ok, it does not appear to be fully closed.
Is the cable holding it or is it binding on something else?
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I don't know. Maybe the stock tb had a hole in the plate? Or maybe I misunderstood it. Anyhow, I will try to take a look at it tomorrow night. I havent disconnected the throttle cable yet. When I do I will post another pic of the throttle plate.
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Are you putting the cable in the right hole? Tgeres a throttle cable hole then there is also a kickdown cable hole for the aod tv cable
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I don't know. Maybe the stock tb had a hole in the plate? Or maybe I misunderstood it. Anyhow, I will try to take a look at it tomorrow night. I havent disconnected the throttle cable yet. When I do I will post another pic of the throttle plate.
Ok, the more pics of the TB, plate & linkage you can get, the easier it will be for us to help you determine what is wrong.
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Finally got the car to idle around 900-1000 rpm but still didn't like how the car ran with the aod and no stall converter with my cam so I decided to just go ahead with the t5 swap now. It's in the process and I will let you know how it runs when its complete.
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