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Old 09-18-2004, 11:32 AM   #1
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Question Throttle cable

I am in the middle of installing a FC SVT throttle body and AEM CAI (no better way to spend a rainy Saturday in the garage) and I have the old TB off and have removed the cruise control cable but I don't know how to remove the throttle cable. I took the metal clip off but don't know what to do next. Do I just force the rubber part of the throttle cable over the little nob or am I missing something?

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Old 09-18-2004, 06:09 PM   #2
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sorry i can't help you, because i haven't put mine one yet, but what did you use to join the throttle body and the AEM CAI? good luck......
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Old 09-18-2004, 06:17 PM   #3
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A good way to get it off is to use some WD-40 or Penetrating lube and spray it then take a pick and stick in on the inside of the rubber and use it to pry it gently over the metal ridge without tearing it! I wish I had pictures of when I did it but I was having too much fun.
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Old 09-20-2004, 11:47 AM   #4
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Ok, well I put both pieces on. Reconnected the battery. Started up the SVT and it ran horrible. From the posts that I have read I thought to myself, ok just give it some time. Drove it around a bit, a couple bursts at WOT, stoped at a couple lights to let it idle. Well at idle it drops to about 500rpm and sputters and wants to stall. I drove around for about 15 - 20 minutes that way before taking it home. So sunday I removed the battery cable again, hoping that another reset of the ECU was all that was needed. Left the battery disconnected for a good half hour. Then reconnected and went for a spin. Same thing happened, this time with the CEL on almost the whole time. Drove back to my garage and removed the FC TB and put the stock TB back on and everything is fine.

It seems that the only problem is at idle, the rpms are dropping so far, it looks like down to ~500 rpms. When I am on the gas it seems OK, the throttle does stick a bit (like I have read other people post). There does seem to also be an increase in what sounds like a backfire with the FC TB, but I do believe that I had read that is normal as well with the FC TB.

I would really like to have th FC TB on there, due to the lack of response with the stock TB. Anyone have any suggestions on what I can due or what to try to impove the idle?

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Old 09-20-2004, 04:50 PM   #5
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did u bore out the plastic boot it goes into? i clogged it with paper towels and rags and used my dremel to "bore" it out to 65 mm i think it was. then vacuumed out and leftover debris, although there seemed to be none, it doesnt hurt. i dont know if that would cause too much of a prob, but idk. is everything hooked up nice and snug? sensor near the filer. all hose clamps tight. BTW, i have the steeda one, idk what kind you have.

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Maybe TPS adj wrong Maybe
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If its throwin a CEL take it to Advance auto parts store or similar and have them check the code to see what the problem is for free. Then take neccesary steps for repair.
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If its throwin a CEL take it to Advance auto parts store or similar and have them check the code to see what the problem is for free. Then take neccesary steps for repair.
so Advance Auto Parts does it for free??
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yes, just go to autozone, or oreilys or somewhere like that. they will run a code-reader free of charge
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I double checked all my connections and all seemed fine. I think that this weekend I am going to give it another shot. Right now I have the stock TB on with the CAI. I am very leary of boring the plastic boot with my dremmel so I don't believe that I am going to go that route.

The TPS was definitely in the correct postion, the FC SVT TB only allows you to mount it one way, it does not have multiple screw holes like some of the other TBs.

I have read on some other sites something about the screw that is on the FC TB, that it can be adjusted. I have read some posts where peole claim the end of the world if you adjust that screw and other posts that it is meant to be adjusted. Anyone know for sure either way?

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