Throttle Cable Fix and Adjust
adjustment error is the most common cause of failure and re-repair on an AXOD
If you're happy with how the throttle valve is working install two hose clamps
on the axle housing tightly against the adjuster. You are finished.
If the throttle is hard to push and the transmission has no upshifts,
or late hard shifts, the system has probably defaulted to
"Fail-safe". The following will get it working again and keep it
- Turn off the engine.
- Insert snap ring pliers along
side the flat on the shaft and open the wedge lock. With the other
hand push the cable housing and heft towards the bare cable 1/2'' or more.
- Have someone floor the gas pedal from inside
the car. While the pedal is floored bend or adjust the injector cable
bracket until the injector throttle arm bottoms solidly against its wide
- Install a hose clamp on the shaft. It's OK to
move the shaft to make room for the clamp. Tighten it on the shaft and
then loosen it slightly so it will slide back and forth.
- Insert snap ring pliers: Open the wedge lock
and slide the shaft away from the bare cable as far as it will go.
- While you push the snout away from the bare
cable, have someone floor the throttle from inside the car. As the
throttle pedal is pushed the shaft will ratchet through the wedge lock
towards the bare cable. The reason you are pushing against it is to
prevent it from over-jumping through the notches.
- Max points are now all adjusted. Make a pocket
knife mark on the shaft against the wedge lock. This is the max TV mark.
Slide the clamp against the adjuster and tighten it.
Road test. Remember: The clamp is keeping the TV
adjusted to absolute max, which may be too much. On the road test, use snap
ring pliers and a screwdriver to adjust TV.
To reduce TV: Loosen the clamp and slide it away from the adjuster 3/32" . insert snap ring pliers to
open the wedge lock and slide aft towards the bare cable. Still
too much TV? Do it again.
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