- 1 How do you remove a throttle cable from a carburetor?
- 2 Does the throttle cable Go to the carburetor?
- 3 How do I know if my throttle cable is bad?
- 4 Why is my throttle cable stuck?
- 5 Are throttle cables universal?
- 6 How tight should throttle cable be?
- 7 What happens if throttle cable is too tight?
- 8 How can I make my throttle more responsive?
How do you remove a throttle cable from a carburetor?
Simply use your finger to lift up the part that the cable attaches to (it’s the part that opens up the butterfly’s) then with the other hand, use needle nose pliers to turn the gold, brass plug until it comes out of the butterfly. You will see that when it is out there is a small hole and a channel.
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.
How do I know if my throttle cable is bad?
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.
Why is my throttle cable stuck?
A sticky throttle could be caused by worn cables, lack of lubrication in the cables or the cable getting bound up somewhere in the mechanism. Or it can be caused by an issue with the carburetor or EFI. If the screws in the throttle housing are too tight it could cause the cable to stick.
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.
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.
What happens if throttle cable is too tight?
When there is excess slack or the cable is too tight, this can cause intermittent delays in throttle response relative to pressing down on the accelerator pedal. This can also result in the opposite effect as well, in that the excess slack can create a delayed throttle return response.
How can I make my throttle more responsive?
More air volume and speed is a surefire way to increase horsepower and throttle response at any given RPM. It is easy to achieve this at high RPM when the engine sucks in substantial amounts of air on its own.