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Old 05-01-2013, 06:33 AM
02Ranger420 02Ranger420 is offline
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I do not seem to see a photo of were to put the ties can some one repost the photo? I looked at the first post and only see text may be my browser or something ?
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:36 AM
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I do not seem to see a photo of were to put the ties can some one repost the photo? I looked at the first post and only see text may be my browser or something ?
Not sure probably got deleted on photobucket or something

But if pull the pedal toward the seat an look up you will see a cable with a stopper on it put the ties between that and the pedal itself

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Old 05-01-2013, 07:42 AM
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Try This:
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:59 AM
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Thanks guys talk about a difference ! used 2 on the ranger and 1 on my explorer both 4.0L are happy now .
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:29 PM
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so my problem is similar and i'm hoping you folks can help. my cable is so loose that the gas pedal moves freely with no effect on the cable at all. spring is still attached to the cable and pedal and all that. am i looking at a throttle cable replacement? could i use this mod "in reverse" to pull the throttle closed (it's jammed open)? or is it likely a problem on the other end? is a 94 4L manual.
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:12 PM
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so my problem is similar and i'm hoping you folks can help. my cable is so loose that the gas pedal moves freely with no effect on the cable at all. spring is still attached to the cable and pedal and all that. am i looking at a throttle cable replacement? could i use this mod "in reverse" to pull the throttle closed (it's jammed open)? or is it likely a problem on the other end? is a 94 4L manual.
Does pulling the end of the cable with your hand or pliers work the throttle?

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Old 05-03-2013, 07:40 PM
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negative. since posting i poked around more and i've decided that it is most likely the cable or the return spring. i can pop the hood and reach in and move the throttle back and forth, but it stays where i put it. the whole throttle body could use a clean but i don't feel like it would suddenly break on me like this if being dirty was the problem.
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:41 AM
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So I'm looking on the forum for a way to get more power from my 2.3 and I find this thread. 2 zip ties later I'm on the road and what a difference!
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:57 AM
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Can't believe I never read about this mod, will definitely be doing this when I get off work!
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:20 AM
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:56 AM
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i guess you forgot to mention you have to be a freakin twig to get up underneath of there. lol.. i tried by feel, i think i got one on not sure, can barley see it, but we'll see...unless someone wants to lend me there skinnyness to get under and put some zipties on...?!?!?
I'm a fatass and I did it lol took some struggling but got it done

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Did the mod today and used the opportunity to try out my fancy new camera...it's tight quarters under there, even for a smaller person....

First step, get under there...i found it easiest to lie on my back with my head right near the gas pedal...it's def uncomfortable, but it's a quick job, so no sweat. When you look up, you'll see the following...

Next, pull up on the pedal...you will see the slack on the cable extend out from the spring....

You can either hold the pedal up, or prop something underneath...i attached the zip ties loosely, then tightened them 1 at a time. I guess it can work either way. I left the long ends on for the pic for clarity.
Snip 'em off and you're done. I def noticed a big difference in throttle response and jump off the line instantly...when i have time, im gonna cut the ones I put on there off, and go with smaller ones so I can get 3 on there, but for now, instant gratification.
Nice pictures!

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Old 06-12-2013, 11:37 AM
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Yeah I finally did this little mod. Made my pedal stiffer and maybe alittle more throttle out of the hole. Either way iam happy with the results.

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Old 06-12-2013, 03:40 PM
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I just did it. Very easy. BIG difference! Needed 2 zip ties

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Old 07-02-2013, 07:52 AM
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I have a couple questions and I didn't see the answer to in this 16 page thread.....

Why not drill the bracket on the throttle body and use it as an adjuster?
Removing the air intake hose and having a helper step on the gas will allow you to see if you are getting WOT position. You'll also be able to see how far to move the bracket back to acheive WOT.

On my '99 3.0 flex Ranger the rear hole of the bracket is already oblong. It wouldn't take much to file or drill the front hole so that the bracket can be adjusted say 3-4mm. Before I do it to mine, has anyone else done that? My RX-7 has an adjuster at the carb and wife's Tacoma has an adjuster at the throttle body so I'm not sure why there isn't one here.

If you purchased a new throttle cable, how much slack is normally in the cable? (cable slack, not pedal slack)
I'm wondering if perhaps a certain amount of slack is needed due to variances between cold and warm weather or for some other NTSA saftey reason or something.

Thanks all!

Oh, for reference, a new cable for '99 Ranger 3.0 Flex is $71.13. I did the zip tie mod and I do notice better accelleration, better downshifting, and smother overall. However, the zip tie brand I used would not fully zip up so it sits a little loose and I don't like the feel in the pedal.
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:22 PM
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I have a couple questions and I didn't see the answer to in this 16 page thread.....

Why not drill the bracket on the throttle body and use it as an adjuster?
Removing the air intake hose and having a helper step on the gas will allow you to see if you are getting WOT position. You'll also be able to see how far to move the bracket back to acheive WOT.

On my '99 3.0 flex Ranger the rear hole of the bracket is already oblong. It wouldn't take much to file or drill the front hole so that the bracket can be adjusted say 3-4mm. Before I do it to mine, has anyone else done that? My RX-7 has an adjuster at the carb and wife's Tacoma has an adjuster at the throttle body so I'm not sure why there isn't one here.

If you purchased a new throttle cable, how much slack is normally in the cable? (cable slack, not pedal slack)
I'm wondering if perhaps a certain amount of slack is needed due to variances between cold and warm weather or for some other NTSA saftey reason or something.

Thanks all!

Oh, for reference, a new cable for '99 Ranger 3.0 Flex is $71.13. I did the zip tie mod and I do notice better accelleration, better downshifting, and smother overall. However, the zip tie brand I used would not fully zip up so it sits a little loose and I don't like the feel in the pedal.
You have the same truck I do. I definitely understand what you're talking about. I am about to do the mod. What I'm wondering is how come it doesn't work by just making the adjustment at the throttle body?
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