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.
How much does it cost to replace a throttle cable?
A throttle cable replacement usually costs around $50 to $100. To ensure that you’re getting the right fit, enter your vehicle’s year, make, and model in our built-in search function.
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.
Is throttle cable and accelerator cable the same?
Your car’s accelerator cable, also known as a throttle cable, is a braided metal wire that connects the gas pedal to the engine throttle plate.
How do throttle cables work?
An accelerator cable, sometimes called throttle cable, is a metal braided cable that serves as a mechanical link between the gas pedal and the engine’s throttle plate. When the gas pedal is pressed, the cable is pulled and opens the throttle. The most common way that accelerator cables fail is that they break.
Why is my throttle cable stuck?
Debris can get caught between the throttle tube and the handlebar, and cause it to stick. Another culprit happens at the other end of the throttle cable. Down at the carburetor, the cable gets stuck, so even when you rotate the grip to ease up on the throttle, it still stays open.