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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-27-2000, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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accelerator cable...

the other day i ran out of gas on the way to the gas station (now thats irony)
anyhow, when i put some gas in the tank, my zook was idling at about 3000 rpm (this isnt normal)
after some looking around under the hood at the carburator and such, i noticed that the carb was being left open when idling... push down that little thing (sorry about these big technical words) that the accelorator cable is attached to, it would return to idle... push on the gas a little though, and it shot up and only settled down to about 3500 rpm... look around a little more, and i find that the accelorator cable housing is broken where it comes out of the fire wall... i assume this is my problem

how hard is it to replace one of these, and how much do these things cost?
i made a temporary fix by attaching a spring to the little thing on the carb that moves with the accelerator to make it return to idle, but this is only temporary since the spring that i used is stretching pretty fast...

any input is appreciated


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Re: accelerator cable...

Well, there probably should be a spring on the accelerator lever anyway, but a stronger one than what you're using obviously. However, you could lubricate the cable and then protect it with rubber hose or plastic wire covers if you want to repair it. -Or just get a new cable, but I haven't replaced one to let you know how difficult or easy it is... sorry. Be sure the choke is not holding it open (fast idle for warm-up).

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Re: accelerator cable...

This happened to me on a road trip, soon enough my cable was frayed and just stuck it wide open at red line. for the highway it was fine, i stayed in fifth and let it do 80, but when i had to pull over it was a nightmare. I of course had to replace it, and did with another cable and its really easy. First get yourself a new cable, lube it on both ends of the housing spraying it in real well. Then disconnect your old one starting at the carb, it pops right out when you pull the throttle body foward. Then tackle the gas peddle where its attatched. now reverse your motions with the new cable, gas peddle first then carb. Make sure the cable at the carb is slightly slack or you will have a high idle all the time, if its too loose you will have poor throttle response and no top end on the highway, or hills. good luck. Max

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Re: accelerator cable...

The cable is really easy to replace, and we keep these in stock ready to ship.

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