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Old 02-08-2012, 08:46   #1
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Question Throttle cable adjustment

Hi my 45 diesel has a really slack throttle cable - I have looked around but can't seem to find a How To on adjusting it - Do I just turn the nut?

Sorry to sound like a bit of a numpty.....

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Old 02-08-2012, 09:59   #2
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It's dead easy. Pull out the square bit that slots into the bracket. then turn the square bit to tighten or loosen as you see fit.

If you have some basic diagnostic kit (a 10 bluetooth ELM OBD reader and a 3 android app works for me) you can check the throttle position to make sure it's at 99% when the pedal is down, and 0 when it's up.
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I've just done this on my 1.8 petrol this morning, and then came here to see this thread!

It's really easy mate. As above, just slide the black clip out with the cable, and twist it to your right to tighten. I warmed the car up, then turned off the engine, took the slack up, and then made sure the idle speed was ok.

Nothing more to it than that. Just be careful of a hot engine!
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Thanks guys, I thought that night be the case but needed clarification!

Paul

Update.....What a difference!!

Well pleased,

Thanks everyone for all your help!!!

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Let us know how you get on!
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Let us know how you get on!
Hi, it responds straight away now, I have had the turbo tweaked, just waiting for my new seals for my sdi injectors.....The car is so different now, absolutely stonking!!!

Amazing the difference a slack throttle makes to the car!!!!
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