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Old 04-17-2014, 07:27 AM
Savage03 Savage03 is offline
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Thanks, I also did leave a little bit a play like you say. Originally I had the zip ties on there then saw your post so took them off then went under the hood to get that plate but its not even in place the right way to take up the slack if I made the screw hole larger or even have enough space to take up the slack I have which seemed like alot.
Next best thing I suppose is a new cable
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:05 PM
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I've done the zip tie mod and really enjoyed it's benefits. Seems like we could use a barrel adjuster from a bicycle cable to take up the extra slack? Need to try to salvage a few from the garage and give it a try.

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Old 05-13-2014, 03:37 AM
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I just got off a 12 hour shift and I'm tired as hell but I was recommended this by another member and I'm going to try this right now. Results soon

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I don't have any zip ties narrow enough. Many throttle cable only has about 1/4 inch of play
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Old 05-14-2014, 08:03 AM
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Seems like we could use a barrel adjuster from a bicycle cable to take up the extra slack?
That seems like a great idea Tankmbt. My wife's '01 Toyota Tacoma 4x4, and my '83 RX-7 both have adjuster built in. Really wish Ford had given us adjusters.
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Old 05-20-2014, 03:56 PM
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Zip ties = Mans best friend
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Old 06-02-2014, 06:05 AM
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Thanks Guys! Gonna try this out tonight after work
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Old 06-02-2014, 08:19 PM
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This worked like a charm. Obviously a lot more responsive than before. The pedal feels much better now. Would recommend.
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:41 AM
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This seems to be pretty common knowlage, but if anybody doesn't know, here it is:

Over time, the throttle cable stretches and the housing seats more into its ferruls, thus, adding play to the gas pedal. You never feel this because a) it happens so slowly and the gas pedal drops down more so theres no "free" period (where you push on the pedal and nothing happens) while youre pressing on the gas. This is an easy fix, and its free. All you need is a few zip-ties and 10 minutes.

Crawl under your dash and find the throttle cable. There's two of them under there, one is the right one, the other one I have no idea what it does, but dont zip tie it. What you want to do is pull the gas pedal off the floor and wrap as many zip ties as you can fit around the excess throttle cable sticking out. I fit three around mine and the difference is huge. Once you've done this, your truck can fully achieve a wide opened throttle. My friend Tom did this and claims his truck down shifts smother now. Whether of not it helps shifting is up to you. I dont know. But you will get better response at the pedal.

I know this works on Rangers and Explorers, I'm not sure what else.

So would the right one be from an upside down POV as in you're on your back while you're under the dash?
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Old 07-31-2014, 11:17 AM
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Does anyone have a later model or a really low mile Ranger?
It would be interesting to see what kind of slack they have.

Or if anybody has replaced the throttle cable recently with a new OEM. Maybe they can post a pic or two.
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Old 07-31-2014, 11:21 AM
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Does anyone have a later model or a really low mile Ranger?
It would be interesting to see what kind of slack they have.

Or if anybody has replaced the throttle cable recently with a new OEM. Maybe they can post a pic or two.
im doing mine today after work. just passed 110k
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Old 07-31-2014, 11:31 AM
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im doing mine today after work. just passed 110k
It would be awesome if you take some before and after shots.
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Old 07-31-2014, 11:34 AM
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It would be awesome if you take some before and after shots.
will do. ill try to document as much as possible
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:23 PM
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will do. ill try to document as much as possible
Great thanks...
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:29 PM
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i get out at for so hopefully ill have everything ya need posted at or around6
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:52 PM
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Does anyone have a later model or a really low mile Ranger? It would be interesting to see what kind of slack they have.
I have an 09 and I just zip tied the cable a few months back. I only put on 1 or 2 thin ones though.
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