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Old 11-03-2013, 09:08 PM
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Did the throttle cable mod today and just as I hoped, it improved the responsiveness pretty dramatically, as well as lightly improving the shifting. Thanks to all for the great pics and advice.
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Old 11-13-2013, 02:53 PM
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I also did the throttle cable mod & it made a large difference in the throttle response & the trans seems to shift smoother.
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:29 PM
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Definitely worth the 5 minutes to do this mod.
Picks up speed faster and less pedal free play.
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:15 AM
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I see what you guys are talking about under there.
Maybe it was said elsewhere, but to me it is remarkable what a POS assembly that ford has for a gas pedal. Etc.
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Old 03-01-2014, 06:33 AM
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This mod was quite awesome. It helped a lot with the gas response and it feels better now.
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Old 03-01-2014, 06:52 AM
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I went to do this on my truck today and noticed my TB has a warning sticker saying not to clean it due to some special coating on the inside...should I worry about the cleaner affecting this?

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I went to do this on my truck today and noticed my TB has a warning sticker saying not to clean it due to some special coating on the inside...should I worry about the cleaner affecting this?
My bad...wrong thread...I haven't had my coffee yet
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:20 PM
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Thanks for the How-To on this...made a huge improvement!
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Old 03-20-2014, 04:48 PM
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Did this to my old '92 and it does seem to shift more smoothly... Of course, that and the "increased responsiveness and power" are probably just my perception... It helps that I did the fuel filter yesterday too. Overall, I'm happier driving my truck today than I was yesterday.
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Old 04-05-2014, 06:38 PM
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Curious, after doing this did any of you notice worse gas mileage? I havent done alot yet to my ranger but after doing this seem to have worse mileage?
Be cause you now able to open it up more so more fuel?
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Old 04-05-2014, 06:41 PM
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Yeah you open up the throttle body more so more air gets in so more gas goes to the engine. Just don't step on it all the time and you'll be good
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Old 04-05-2014, 06:59 PM
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WHat I thought lol...Was like dam wtf happened? I mean its a 4.0 4x4 so mileage suks, was getting something like 220 miles or so a tank(mostly city driving) and now its down to maybe 160, put it this way I filled up other day...reset odo and 40 miles driving that day I saw the needle down to 3/4
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:28 AM
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MacGyver fixes with Zip Ties is not a proper fix. Your throttle cable should have some free play in it.

Unscientifically placed zip ties can be a bad thing and it is likely to cause even more premature wear (stretching) to your throttle cable. There is also a danger of using way to many which would cause the idle to run high (wasting gas) or worse cause a bind on the cable and create Deadmans Throttle. Aside from replacing the cable, the safer way to adjust the slack without causing more problems is to modify the cable holder plate at the intake by making it adjustable. Here’s how:

Verify the issue
With the engine off, have an assistant (or umbrella between pedal and seat) press the gas pedal all the way to the floor. Open your hood and remove the two screws holding the plastic cover over the throttle cable. Look for a gap between the throttle cable mechanism and housing.

If you have a gap as shown in the photo you can benefit from this modification.

Removal
Remove the cable from the housing and remove the throttle cable plate. Note that one hole is oblong and the other is not.


Modification
You'll need to make the round hole oblong so that you'll be able to adjust the throttle cable. Using your rotary (dremel) tool with a grinding bit, widen the hole as shown.


Reinstall and Adjust
Reinstall the cable and bracket with the screws finger tight. Slide the bracket backward until you have achieved W.O.T. position with the pedal to the floor. There should be no gap as shown in the photo.

Tighten everything up. Enjoy.
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Old 04-08-2014, 08:38 PM
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Default Re: How to: Throttle Cable mod

I went with something I little more cool then a zip tie lol. I checked today also and I dont have a plate like the poster above so couldnt do his way.

Basically took a piece of aluminum tube and used a dremel to slice it open and got it long enough to take up the slack then slipped it over the cable and took some channel locks and pinched it back shut.
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Old 04-16-2014, 05:19 PM
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It really does feel better. It could cause more stretching but your just using the slack to make do for longer. And as long as you don't stack to many your idle should stay the same.
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Old 04-17-2014, 04:39 AM
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Default Re: How to: Throttle Cable mod

I agree, if you don't have a plate like mine that holds the cable & cover you might have to resort to other methods. Jason, yours looks much cleaner And probably safer than zip ties.

Although it can't be seen in my photos, when I was finished modifying the plate there was still about a millimeter of slack inside at the pedal. Some slack is intended, but I had about 5 mm of slack before I started and I only adjusted it enough to just achieve WOT.
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