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Unread 07-28-2007, 09:52 PM   #1
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any way to soften up throttle?

its just too touchy. dont mash it, it idles. then, it takes pressure to mash it in. result-very jumpy. when starting off, in about 1st-3rd gears, its hard to make it gradual and steady... makes a huge lunging and throwing everybody around. is something not lubed right here or something? something too tight? im gonna change the oil and trans fluid this coming week, so i can work with it then.

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Unread 07-28-2007, 10:16 PM   #2
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check your throttle cable for kinks or rust. You might need a new cable if you cant get lube in it if its rusty.
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Unread 07-28-2007, 10:19 PM   #3
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Maybe the cable is pinched or kinked somewhere?
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Unread 07-29-2007, 12:18 AM   #4
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How about some carbon build up maybe, possibly?
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Unread 07-29-2007, 12:24 AM   #5
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Not saying in a negative or degrading way, but could also be a result of driver error, I can drive my TJ like a car. Put my wife behind the wheel and the clutch and It feels like a big rig.
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Unread 07-29-2007, 01:47 AM   #6
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You could swap in a 4cyl and you would never complain about too much power again.

Seriously though, check the area of the pedal that pivots.
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Unread 07-29-2007, 06:33 AM   #7
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Not saying in a negative or degrading way, but could also be a result of driver error, I can drive my TJ like a car. Put my wife behind the wheel and the clutch and It feels like a big rig.
hey, i've been feathering pedals since i was 8. if it could be smooth, i would make it. i'll lube the whole steering system up real good this week.
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Unread 07-29-2007, 07:41 AM   #8
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Oil or grafite? My wifes cars having the same problem.

Or does it matter?
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Unread 07-29-2007, 11:14 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by afguy
You could swap in a 4cyl and you would never complain about too much power again.

Seriously though, check the area of the pedal that pivots.


My TJ is a 4 popper, keeps up with all you 6 bangers on the trail. Dont punch me in the face just because your the second slowest vehicle on the road
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Unread 07-29-2007, 01:46 PM   #10
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You probably have a carbon buildup around the throttle body. I would just clean it out with some t-body cleaner and an old toothbrush
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Unread 07-29-2007, 02:39 PM   #11
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My TJ is a 4 popper, keeps up with all you 6 bangers on the trail. Dont punch me in the face just because your the second slowest vehicle on the road
I too have had a 4cyl (#3 of 5 Jeeps) and while it was great on the trail, I prefer the 6cyl overall. You would also be suprised at how quick a Jeep with 4.0, 5spd,4.56 gears, and 35" tires is. Anyway, back to the topic at hand.
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Unread 07-29-2007, 04:42 PM   #12
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You probably have a carbon buildup around the throttle body. I would just clean it out with some t-body cleaner and an old toothbrush
i'll get me some cleaner when i hit up the store to get engine oil, trans fluid and whatever else i have the impulse to get!
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Unread 07-29-2007, 09:49 PM   #13
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I find my TJ throttle way too sensitive also, especially for a 4x4.
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