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post #1 of 9 Old 01-18-2003, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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Throttle Valve Cable adjustment

I recently removed the throttle body from my 5.2 engine to clean it. (a good thing to do after 100,000 miles) I noticed in my Chilton manual that it strongly suggested that I adjust the Throttle Valve cable since I had to remove it from it's attachment point on the throttle body. The manual does not explain how to adjust it very well however, so I just left it alone. Does anyone else know how to properly adjust this cable?


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post #2 of 9 Old 01-28-2003, 05:07 PM
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With my 93 Grand Cherokee, I put on a throttle body adjuster, which made my jeep run great. They run $30.

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post #3 of 9 Old 01-28-2003, 05:23 PM
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With the cable fully installed to its bracket, unclip the cable end from the throttle arm on the throttle body. Extend the cable and then release to let the return spring at the transmission pull it back to its at-rest position. Holding it up to the throttle body, it should line up with the stud it attaches to.
If adjustment is necessary, there is a pushbutton on the part of the cable that snaps into the bracket. Push it in (sometimes it takes a good amount of force) and the cable slides back and forth.
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There is no pushbutton on mine. I called a friend of mine in Oregon who also has a ZJ limited, and his doesn't have a pushbutton either.

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The "pushbutton" doesn't look like a button. I wish I had a pic to show you, but here goes...

The black plastic part of the cable housing (where it pops into the bracket) usually looks like a square block with the cable going through it. One of the four sides of that block pushes in to allow adjustment. The side that pushes in usually has lines or waves cast into the plastic. Remember, they can be really tough to push in.


Anybody got a pic???
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post #6 of 9 Old 01-28-2003, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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I'll take a picture with my digital camera and post it on here in an hour or so.

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post #7 of 9 Old 01-28-2003, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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Here is what my throttle cable looks like.

http://www.geocities.com/automan25/throttleCable.htm

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In your picture, it is just to the left of the bracket, right in the center of the picture. It has wavy lines cast into it, and is a slightly different shade of black.
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post #9 of 9 Old 01-29-2003, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you much, I will give that a shot.

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