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Accelerator cable (models with traction control) - removal, refitting and adjustment
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Removal
Note: While the following procedure deals with the complete cable, the pedal-toactuator and actuator-to-throttle housing sections of the cable are available separately, and can be removed and refitted individually.

If doing this, modify the procedure as required.

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, then pull the cables grommet out of the bracket. Disconnect the cable end nipple from the throttle linkage, and release the cable from any securing clips or ties.

4 Unplug the TCS throttle actuators electrical connector, and prise off its cover (see illustration).

6.4 Unplug TCS throttle actuators electrical connector (A), and prise off
6.4 Unplug TCS throttle actuators electrical connector (A), and prise off its cover at two points (B)

5 Noting which cable section is connected to which pulley, disconnect the first cable end nipple from the throttle actuators upper pulley, then slide the cable outer upwards out of the actuator housing. Disconnect the second cable in the same way from the actuators lower pulley.

6 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. Tie a length of string to the end of the cable.

7 Returning to the engine compartment, pull the cable through the bulkhead until the string can be untied and the pedal-to-actuator cable removed.

Refitting
8 Refitting is the reverse of the removal procedure. Use the string to draw the pedalto- actuator cable through the bulkhead.

Ensure that each cable end is connected to the correct actuator pulley.

9 Adjust both cables as described below.

Adjustment
Note: Both sections of the cable must be adjusted together, even if only one has been disturbed.

10 Remove the plenum chamber (see Section 4).

11 Remove the metal clip from the adjuster of each cable section (see illustration), and lubricate the adjusters grommets with soapy water.

6.11 Location of TCS throttle actuator-tothrottle housing cable adjuster
6.11 Location of TCS throttle actuator-tothrottle housing cable adjuster (arrowed)

12 Remove any slack by pulling both cable outers as far as possible out of their respective adjusters.

13 Unplug the TCS throttle actuators electrical connector, and prise off its cover.

Lock both pulleys together by pushing a locking pin (a pin punch or a similar tool of suitable size) into their alignment holes.

Disconnect the actuator-to-throttle housing cables end nipple from the throttle linkage.

14 Have an assistant depress the accelerator pedal fully. The pedal-to-actuator cable outer will move back into the adjuster; hold it there, and refit the clip.

15 Connect the actuator-to-throttle housing cable end nipple to the throttle linkage, and check that the cable outers grommet is correctly secured in the housing bracket.

16 Again have the assistant depress the accelerator pedal fully. The actuator-tothrottle housing cable outer will move back into the adjuster; hold it there, and refit the clip.

17 Remove the locking pin from the pulleys.

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

18 When the setting is correct, refit the TCS throttle actuators cover and electrical connector, then refit the plenum chamber (see Section 4).


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