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    My accelerator cable has developed some play and this causes the throttle to randomly stick open. The rubber grommet/bushing that goes around the cable and between the mounting bracket is also almost completely severed further exaggerating the problem.

    Is there a way to tighten the cable or should I replace?

    I also looked up the parts diagram and it looks like I can replace the rubber grommet has anyone done this?

    help a brother out

  • #2
    Also check to make sure the cruise control cable is not getting hung up on the bent metal clip on the shock tower.
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    • #3
      You can replace the rubber grommets, but it is usually the alignment on top of the intake plenum there is a clip that keeps it straight the last 2" which is where it gets stuck as well as the shock tower as aforementioned.
      Rich!

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      • #4
        Indeed the cables were binding on eachother. I fixed that problem by sliding the separator down.


        Here is a look at the grommet


        The cable just seems like it has too much play in it, shouldn't it be tight?

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        • #5
          Replace the grommet, this will help out the cable quite a bit. Then adjust the cable as necessary so there is no play.
          Chris
          90 Corrado/91 M3/01 M5

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          • #6
            How do i adjust the cable, just turn the hex collar?

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            • #7
              Yup.
              Chris
              90 Corrado/91 M3/01 M5

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              • #8
                appreciate all the info

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                • #9
                  If your cable is the original cable, then it may be good to just replace the whole thing. I paid something like $30 for a new cable.

                  Here is my thread. http://www.s14.net/forums/showthread...light=throttle

                  - Gabor
                  October 1987 build date.

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                  • #10
                    When adjusting your cable make sure you maintain some clearance between the throttle linkage and the stop at full throttle.

                    Jake

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                    • #11
                      and get the cable clips!

                      Karl Kraus --Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that
                      they are not idiots.

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                      • #12
                        I just replaced mine, $26 from Bavauto. BIG difference in driveability and throttle response, car is not so jumpy off the line and easier to get rolling on a steep hill. I didn't realize how badly shot the old one was (original), I think the delrin liner falls apart inside after a while. I replaced mine for cosmetic reasons bit it was really a nice change, reused the OE red bushings too.

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                        • #13
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                          What is that thin metal piece that goes around the throttle cabling which I'm pointing at with the blue arrows?? I need that tool, I'm also having similar issues but that looks exactly like the solution I need.

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                          • #14
                            Here you go...CLICK

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by 88MPOWER View Post
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                              What is that thin metal piece that goes around the throttle cabling which I'm pointing at with the blue arrows?? I need that tool, I'm also having similar issues but that looks exactly like the solution I need.

                              That is the solution... keep & reuse it.
                              Rich!

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