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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-02-2002, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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Frozen throttle cable

Yep. Frozen solid. I had to pull it and hang it in my laundry room. How should i go about keeping it from happening again(aside from stay out of the water). I put some contact cleaner on the cable and let it run down with the hopes that it will displace the moisture. Any other ideas?
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Re: Frozen throttle cable

Hey 86converted4WD

you're fuel injected, like my 86, right ? If so, try what I did. When the plastic sleeve inside that return spring started binding on me I scored an almost new cable from a wrecker. It was definately aftermarket, and of better quality, as almost everything that had been plastic was brass.

I used Mopar silicone spray, in the 13 oz can (real cheap from the dealer). Saturated the cable from both ends, til it ran out either side. I find anywhere silicone goes in, water gets displaced out. My idle was sticking a little higher with the old, broken cable, now it's silky smooth and never binds and idles right down to @ 700 rpms after warm up.

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Re: Frozen throttle cable

Yeah the plastic sleeve was binding a while back so i pinched it with vise-grips until it broke and went on my merry way. I'll look into an aftermarket cable cause the yards by my house apparently hate ford truck cuz they dont have ANY. Well few and far between.

I thought about lubing the cable with silicon spray but hesitated when i remembered what happened to my bike brake cable when i did that. It filled up with some nasty mud/dirt/dust/crap and siezed pretty good. That's why I used the contact cleaner.

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Re: Frozen throttle cable

I'm pretty sure I read a TSB on that - there might have even been a recall. You might check into it. Ford recommends their Speedometer Cable Lubricant for speedo & parking brake cables; you might try that on your throttle cable. It's PN E6TZ-19581-A, but I have no idea how much it costs or how big the package is.
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Re: Frozen throttle cable

I dont have a speedo or a parking brake so i hope it does come in a little package. I'd hate like hell to buy a gallon jug.
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Re: Frozen throttle cable

Alot of motorcycle shops have a good cable lube that even comes with a machined piece that fits snug on one end and you stick the nozzle straw (dunno what those things are called) in a hole and it seals real good so all the lube will shoot strait down the cable where you want it.
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