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My Throttle Cable is Sticking

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by Ek6Kid, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. Ek6Kid

    Ek6Kid New Member

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    I just did a manifold swap from a Y7 to a Y8 manifold everything is good just that my throttle cable is sticking when i push my gas pedal and i have to put my foot under it to pull it out.... What Should i Do???:ph34r:
     
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    invisibledemon Bored Moderator VIP

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    first, make sure that thing hasnt been touched by toyota before.

    (har-har) /retard.


    but, just trace the cable, make sure theres nothing snagging it.
    make sure its adjusted correctly.
    with the car off, open and shit the throttle body to see if its sticking. may just need to clean it real good.

    if all of that is correct. check that the spring to lift the pedal is still attached. may have popped off or broken.
     
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    Ek6Kid New Member

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    Ok ill check that... One more thing should there be grease on the throttle cable?? cause on mine there is and i dont know if it should have it or not...
     
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    invisibledemon Bored Moderator VIP

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    eh, no big deal, it wont affect anything if its not supposed to be there.
     
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    ok koo... oh one last thing would it make a difference if i changed my throttle cable??
     
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    invisibledemon Bored Moderator VIP

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    first i would make sure that the throttle itself isnt the issue. and make sure that that spring is still there.
    no sense in replacing the cable if thats not the issue.
     
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    True True ill Check on all that First and get back to you on that...
     
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    disconnect the throttle cable from the wheel at the throttle body
    check the throttle body... does it stick open on its own???
    if it is then clean the hell out of it with some throttle body cleaner and a brush until it moves freely


    now disconnect the throttle cable from the pedal
    does the pedal move freely with nothing attached to it?


    does the cable move freely? might be corroded inside

    in which case spend the $15-30 and get a new cable

    here is the Honda TSB on replacing throttle cables
    http://www.tegger.com/hondafaq/tsb/civic/x99-047e.pdf


    also double check that your floor mats are not bunching up under the pedal
     
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    aight for sure ill check that all tomorrow...
     
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