Zooom! Yikes!!!

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Mon Nov 4 17:08:58 EST 2002

At 4:41 PM -0500 11/4/02, Zoot531 at aol.com wrote:
>Though this sounds similar to my problem, when I open the hood, i
>can see where the cable is detached from the throttle body, looks
>like the attaching tab has broken.  So the throttle position is now
>completely independant of the gas pedal.  I could try to send you a
>pic if you think that would help, my descriptive skills are not the

See my previous post--that's what I thought your problem might be. In
my case, most of the broken-off plastic part remained attached to the
cable. The best "fix" is to leave that piece on the cable, and
re-align to its original poistion on the throttle lever. Then apply
several loops  of baling wire and twist very snugly.

  Below is another recent post on this topic:

From: Phil Rose <pjrose at frontiernet.net>
Subject: Re: Throttle Body and Mirror Switch??
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Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2002 11:25:44 -0500

>Hi Guys,
>The other night, I lost the use of my accelerator peddle
>while driving down the highway. Close inspection determines
>that the plastic sleeve around the cable where it attache to
>the throttle body has broken in half. A new linkage costs
>HUGE BUCKS!!!!! Any body want to part out a used one?? Glue
>and twist ties are NOT working.

Baling wire (and/or a small-size nylon wire tie) does work. BTDoingT.

For those of us who have not already broken the plastic retainer for
the end of the throttle-cable, I'd suggest two things:

(1) check the throttle cable length (adjuster) to make sure that when
the throttle pedal is fully depressed the cable has enough slack to
avoid overstressing the retainer--yet keeping it adjusted to assure
that WOT is attained.

(2) apply a wrap (or two) of wire or nylon tie to reinforce that
plastic cable-end holder  _before_ it breaks.


Phil Rose				Rochester, NY USA
'91 200q	(135 Kmiles, Lago blue)
'91 200q   (58 Kmiles, Tornado red)
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