How do I change the accelerator cable?
- Step 1: Locate the throttle cable.
- Step 1: Disconnect the throttle cable at the throttle body.
- Step 2: Disconnect the throttle cable from the retaining bracket.
- Step 3: Pull the throttle cable through the firewall.
- Step 4: Disconnecting the throttle cable from the accelerator pedal.
How do I remove the throttle cable from my Honda?
Look all the way at the top of the accelerator pedal and you will see the cable connected to it. Grab the rubber and plastic stop at the end of the cable and pull it toward the rear of the car. Once the plastic clip is popped out, you can slide the cable to the side and free it from the pedal.
How do you know if your accelerator cable is bad?
Signs of a bad accelerator cable
- The pedal feels stiff or hard to depress.
- The pedal sticks and does not release normally.
- There is slack in the pedal’s movement.
- There is a rough or abnormally low idle.
- The engine stalls.
- There is a delay in response when you push the pedal down.
How much does it cost to replace an accelerator cable?
A throttle cable replacement usually costs around $50 to $100.
What happens if accelerator cable breaks?
When the gas pedal is pressed, the cable is pulled and opens the throttle. If the cable breaks, or comes out of adjustment far enough, it can affect the drivability of the vehicle to the point where the car will not be drivable until the problem is addressed. The pedal feels stiff or hard to depress.
When should I replace my accelerator cable?
Usually, you can expect to get five years from your accelerator cable before it needs to be replaced. Usually, your accelerator cable won’t simply “let go.” You will notice one or more of the following signs: Car jerks when using cruise control. No engine response when you depress the accelerator pedal.
How tight should accelerator cable?
the bracket on the intake manifold the throttle cable should have 2 nuts that you can turn or loosen to adjust the tension. About 10mm of slack in the cable is recomended by Honda. It’s always nice to be able to narrow down a problem and repair it for cheap.
How do you unstick an accelerator?
If your accelerator gets stuck down, do the following:
- Shift to neutral.
- Apply the brakes.
- Keep your eyes on the road and look for a way out.
- Warn other drivers by blinking and flashing your hazard lights.
- Try to drive the car safely off the road.
- Turn off the ignition when you no longer need to change direction.
How do you lubricate a gas pedal?
Lubricate metal-to-metal points with clean engine oil. Some cars have accelerator pedals pivoted at the floor. Lift the carpet to avoid marking it, then lubricate the metal hinge with clean engine oil.
What causes a stiff accelerator pedal?
If it is stiff now, but wasn’t before, you may have binding in the throttle body/carburetor, the control linkage, or the accelerator cable. It might be something that can be resolved with lubrication, or you may have some worn components that need to be replaced. Hard to tell without actually examining the vehicle.
Why is my accelerator not working?
A dirty or clogged fuel filter is another reason for a car not accelerating like it’s supposed to when required to do so. With a dirty fuel filter, the engine won’t be getting enough fuel which means that the vehicle won’t be giving the acceleration performance that it should.