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Accelerator cable (models without traction control) - removal, refitting and adjustment
Fuel and exhaust systems / Accelerator cable (models without traction control) - removal, refitting and adjustment


Removal
1 Disconnect the battery negative (earth) lead - see Chapter 5, Section 1.

2 Remove the plenum chamber (see Section 4).

3 Remove the clip securing the cable to the throttle housing bracket (see illustration).

Disconnect the cable end nipple from the throttle linkage, and release the cable from any securing clips or ties.

5.3 Removing clip securing accelerator cable to throttle housing bracket
5.3 Removing clip securing accelerator cable to throttle housing bracket

4 Working in the passenger compartment, reach up to the top of the accelerator pedal.

Pull the end fitting and collar out of the pedal, then release the cable inner wire through the slot in the pedal (see illustration). Tie a length of string to the end of the cable.

5.4 Pull the accelerator cable end fitting (arrowed) out of the pedal
5.4 Pull the accelerator cable end fitting (arrowed) out of the pedal

5 Returning to the engine compartment, pull the cable through the bulkhead until the string can be untied and the cable removed.

Refitting
6 Refitting is the reverse of the removal procedure; use the string to draw the cable through the bulkhead.

7 Adjust the cable as described below.

Adjustment
8 Remove the plenum chamber (see Section 4).

9 Find the cable adjuster - this is either at the throttle housing bracket, or two-thirds along the length of the cable, clipped to the front suspension right-hand mounting (see illustration). Remove the metal clip and lubricate the adjuster’s grommet with soapy water.

5.9 Location of accelerator cable adjuster - remove metal clip (arrowed) to
5.9 Location of accelerator cable adjuster - remove metal clip (arrowed) to enable adjustment to be made

10 Remove any slack by pulling the cable outer as far as possible out of the adjuster.

Have an assistant depress the accelerator pedal fully - the cable outer will move back into the adjuster - and hold it there while the clip is refitted.

11 Check that the throttle valve moves smoothly and easily from the fully-closed to the fully-open position and back again, as the assistant depresses and releases the accelerator pedal. Re-adjust the cable if required.

12 When the setting is correct, refit the plenum chamber (see Section 4).


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