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Old 04-14-07, 04:30 PM
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How to lengthen the throttle cable?

My cable is just a tad short, making my idle pretty high. How can I make it longer? There is a "stop" thing that hits the throttle, how can I adjust that? Thanks.
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Old 04-14-07, 05:23 PM
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Which Rx-7 do you have? On the FD there is a rubber bushing, right after where the cable snaps into the pedal. This can be cut off with a razor blade, and give 1cm extra length.
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The FC is the same way. There's a threaded section with a jam nut. Loosen the nuts and it will allow you to slide the cable forward.
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I've already maxed out that section, the nut can move no further. Any ideas? I only need about 3-5 cm of travel...

Oh, and it's an S5 13b-t in an S4 T2 body
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how is it that your cable is to short..what happend
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Nothing happened. My throttle cable bracket is straight, and i can't pull the cable any further. I just checked now, and I'm not even 3cm short, more like 1-2 cm. Just enough to make me idle at 2000 RPM constantly.
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Well, I guess you could cut the cable and then solder in a splice...But it seems very odd that you would be short, considering the throttle cables between series of TIIs are the same...Is the cable maybe pushed too far into the cabin?
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I tried bending the bracket just now, doesn't seem to do the trick. I'd have to bend that alot just to get 1-2 cm.
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Originally Posted by Aaron Cake
Well, I guess you could cut the cable and then solder in a splice...But it seems very odd that you would be short, considering the throttle cables between series of TIIs are the same...Is the cable maybe pushed too far into the cabin?
I already checked to see if it's pushed in, it isn't. My accelerator pedal doesn't go all the way down, because by then, the throttle plates are all the way open. I'm either:

-thinking about making my own bracket, or

-unwrapping the cable sheathing a bit to allow more cable to come out.
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well something went on, i have never seen a cable too short before...
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