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Old 03-16-2010, 06:14 PM
878ranger878 878ranger878 is offline
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Default Need more throttle!!!

ok so i have an 03 ranger and my gas pedal is really loose (cause of stretched cable, i believe) . id do the throttle cable mod but a 5 cent zip tie controlling my speed doesn't sound good to me. i was just curious you think ford/body shop could put a new throttle cable in and it would be fixed? also give a guess at a ballpark answer of cost for cable+install.
any suggestions?
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Old 03-16-2010, 07:11 PM
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Default Re: Need more throttle!!!

If you get the dealership to install a new cable yes it will be fixed. It will also stretch again within a year or so. Couldn't tell you what it will cost.

The zip tie fix isn't going to present any risk to your safety or the reliability of the vehicle. It will also last longer than having the cable replaced as they tend to stretch a certain amount and then stop.

Just do the zip ties once or prepare to pay whatever it costs for a replacement every few years...
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Old 03-16-2010, 07:14 PM
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Just pull the pedal towards the seat and put zip ties on the extra cable that's left. Nothing bad can happen from it. I did it and it's nice to know that I have 100% full throttle now.
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Old 03-16-2010, 07:30 PM
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cable ~ $40 Labo ~$90-100/hr about 2-3 hours labor. Just a ballpark
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Old 03-16-2010, 07:30 PM
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Just pull the pedal towards the seat and put zip ties on the extra cable that's left. Nothing bad can happen from it. I did it and it's nice to know that I have 100% full throttle now.
when i got the truck last spring i did it . i used 3 zip ties and now when i touch the peddle she jumps off the line

just today my wife was driving the truck and she peeled out a few times..lol chicks doing burnouts MMMMMM
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Old 03-16-2010, 07:45 PM
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when i got the truck last spring i did it . i used 3 zip ties and now when i touch the peddle she jumps off the line

just today my wife was driving the truck and she peeled out a few times..lol chicks doing burnouts MMMMMM
yaaaa i love when chicks do burnouts and donuts!!! hahaha
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:33 PM
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hell ya i just put one zip tie on mine and it made a huge difference.
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:41 PM
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What? "Chicks" cant have fun driving? Im a women and real women have new tire money hidden for that day that the tires all look like slicks. LOL
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:04 PM
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throttle position sensor..... anyone know how to install and set one
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Old 08-24-2010, 02:16 AM
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What? "Chicks" cant have fun driving? Im a women and real women have new tire money hidden for that day that the tires all look like slicks. LOL
Real women refer to themselves in a plural form too, motherfuckers!


Anyone wanna link the how to thread for the ziptie mod? I dont feel like searching.
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Old 08-24-2010, 02:34 AM
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Real women refer to themselves in a plural form too, motherfuckers!


Anyone wanna link the how to thread for the ziptie mod? I dont feel like searching.
search noob! lol
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Old 08-29-2010, 12:24 AM
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My bad.....LOL I was on a roll that day. A guy at Autozone asked me who was putting a water pump I was buying, on my Camaro. When I told him I was, he looked at me like I was crazy. I meant "woman" lol. Still haven't tried the zip tie on our Ranger yet.
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:02 AM
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Default Re: Need more throttle!!!

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i used 3 zip ties and now when i touch the peddle she jumps off the line just today my wife was driving the truck and she peeled out a few times..lol
A 3 Liter doing burnouts? Yeah right, LOL>
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:10 AM
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Default Re: Need more throttle!!!

Ive heard of people using a large yellow crimp connector for electrical on the throttle cable. Its been a long time since I did my throttle cable mod , so Im not sure how big the thing is on the end. But like I said, ive only heard of it being done, never seen it done
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:36 AM
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Default Re: Need more throttle!!!

I just did the throttle cable mod using two zip ties and DAMN does it make a difference...I would recommend everyone doing it lol
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