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Old Jul 24, 2009, 03:51 PM   #1
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How to tighten gas pedal?

My gas pedal has some free play in it and feels a little loose. I drove my friends evo today, it has no freeplay and feels a ton firmer. Just wondering how to adjust/ tighten thanks
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Old Jul 24, 2009, 04:01 PM   #2
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adjust the throttle cable on the intake manifold but dont tighten too much cause then it will raise your idle
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Old Jul 24, 2009, 06:12 PM   #3
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does it do any other side effects beside raising the idle?
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Old Jul 24, 2009, 10:31 PM   #4
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if you adjust it right...no, it shouldnt have any other side effects
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Just adjust it until there is little to no slack on the cable. You'll notice if it's too tight when your idling higher.
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pics of this cable
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Open your hood. Look down, it's right in your face wrapped around the valve cover ending at the top of the intake manifold slightly toward the throttle body.
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but that should help on take offs right?
i wonder if it gives you more hp
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no it will not give you more hp........how could it?

it will make the response slightly better
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ohhh that cable got itttttttt chieffffff
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Old Jul 25, 2009, 12:50 PM   #11
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I dont want to be the azzhole here.... but i am going to be. HOW the heck can you ask for help and NOT know what people are talking about?!?! I mean really?! Atleast have a clue what you are doing before you go asking for help
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well that happens when youre a newbie and wonder if your friends tell the truth lol!
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A assume you found the slotted bracket. You need to leave a little bit of free play because the cable changes length with temperature. Next winter you may have a high idle if you don't.
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but that should help on take offs right?
i wonder if it gives you more hp
Why on earth would it give you more horsepower? Lets use some common sense man.
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If the cable has enough slack in it that the throttle plate isn't opening completely before the WHEEEE pedal hits the stop, adjusting might provide more horsepower.
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