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Old 04-03-2012, 07:36 PM   #11
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It's a square chunk of rubber with a groove in it. You give it a 1/4 turn to tighten it,,, pull it out once and you'll see exactly how it works.
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Thanks. Is this adjustment near the throttle or the pedal?
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there is no adjustment
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:29 AM   #14
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My 02 focus has been starting, but then stalling right away. I've noticed if I play around with the throttle cable, then it will stay running. Dj blackout was talking about the throttle cable stay and that feels really loose. How do I tighten it. The cable doesn't feel loose, just the cable stay.
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It's a square chunk of rubber with a groove in it. You give it a 1/4 turn to tighten it,,, pull it out once and you'll see exactly how it works.

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Thanks. Is this adjustment near the throttle or the pedal?
There is no adjustment, as stated.
You said the stay seemed loose; that is all I commented on.
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Here's the same idea used on a Mustang.
http://www.mustangworld.com/ourpics/fcar/99pedals.htm
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I wouldn't do that. Fix the car correctly. Anytime you can keep the car running by pulling on cable you are opening the butterfly slightly, that is a safety issue and can be dangerous. You are past taking out the looseness and actually pulling the cable. Very bad thinking. The car should idle fine all day long with 5 miles of slack in the cable.
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Do you guys know if anyone makes a reaplacement cable that doesn't cost $100? I've checked with salvage yards around me and for some reason they all cut them when they get the cars in.
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