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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-18-2002, 02:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hand Throttle Help

Oh, I had it! It was sweet, a nice new bright chrome lever, with a cable running through the shift boot on the four-wheel drive stick. I figured the T-4 had way too much travel, so I’d work off the short shifter of the 4-x stick. Checked the cable length, tighten’er all down and started her up. AHHH…the idle I worked for sooooo long for. Right at 500 RPM! Jeep in Neutral 2 wheel drive, now 4 high…. and ease the lever forward…. OHHH idling at 1500 RPM off the lever. Back her to 500 and into 4 low! Ease the lever forward…. WHAT THE…SON OF A…but where’s the sweet sound…? Cables tight, fitting tight, too much slack in 4 low!
All right Fellas, how did you over come this one? I searched the board…real straightforward…Are you running the hand throttle off the dash? Through the dash? Is yours on the sticks? Which one? How do you compensate for shifting? Don’t hold back on me now…any help is greatly appreciated!!
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I ran the cable down the Trans shifter lever. I kept the throttle lever close enough to the top that I could use it without taking my eyes off the obstacle/trail. The cable ran through the shifteer boot. Really grew to rely on it.
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Re: Hand Throttle Help

As long as the cable sheath is mounted solidly on the shifter along with the lever, that end won't be a problem. Same thing on the other end, the sheath needs to be held tightly to the engine. Then just make sure there is enough slack in routing to allow shifting. I suspect you don't have the sheath mounted to the shifter and it came move or you have the sheath mounted to the shifter and not the lever.
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Re: Hand Throttle Help

Run it on the tranny shifter. If you take the cable out through the sifhter boot and zip tie it up properly underneath, it shouldn't be a problem.
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Re: Hand Throttle Help

Thank you, I will work on mounting tonight.
Any other info I need for round two of Handle throttle install.
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