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throttle cable "mod" (need pictures)

ok so, i have tried searching and i cant seem to find a nice clear picture on how to do this ''mod'' correctly. i dont need any cables snapping on me, considering my truck is 13 years old and it is cold outside. anyways i also realized that my pedal is kind of loose, when i give it full throttle i have to put A LOT of weight on the pedal. Llike i have to practically push back in my seat to gain leverage lol. so i think thats a sign that it needs to be brought up some and that the carpet isnt helping it out any. So if anyone that had/having the same problem please help me out. i got a package of zip ties and i got a pretty good light (my 4x4 light above the 4x4 shifter on the floor) so i can see underneath it but i dont want to put the zip tie on too tight where the cable is going to snap. so if anyone can give good detail on how to do this with some clear pictures that would be great.
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give me about ten minutes to run outside and take a picture and ill post it for you
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it will take u 2min tops
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thanks guys i appreciate it i just dont want to snap anythin you know? any advice?
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thanks guys i appreciate it i just dont want to snap anythin you know? any advice?
you'll be fine. It's as simple as 1,2,3
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follow the gas pedal all the way up and you will see where the throttle cable goes through the back of the pedal, through the green spring, and ends. pull the cable out and put a zip tie where there is slack.
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do i pull the pedal tightly? or leave some slack? i cant afford anything to break. and i dont have a trailor to load the truck on if it did break lol.
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Just a put in the time to twist over on your back and squeez your arms up there, setting the zip ties than, Snip! Basically a 2 year can do it.
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do i pull the pedal tightly? or leave some slack? i cant afford anything to break. and i dont have a trailor to load the truck on if it did break lol.
Just pull it to where it just starts to get tension than apply the zip ties in the gap provided. I think I added 3 in mine. But that depends on the thickness of the zip tie too.
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how the heck you guys get under there? i have like 2 cables showing like a U. so i might just a new cable put on? how much for the cable+labor?
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how the heck you guys get under there? i have like 2 cables showing like a U. so i might just a new cable put on? how much for the cable+labor?
There is absolutely no reason to have a throttle cable replaced professionally. It can be done in your driveway with basic tools and a good flashlight in 10 minutes. You'd be paying at least $80 in labor alone for a job like that.

However, there is ALSO no reason to replace it if it hasn't broken yet. Just pull the slack out and put on some Zip Ties to hold the slack out. You don't want excess "tension", just enough to hold the cable out some.
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ok i got it, 2 zip ties it feels nicer but i have a question how come when i go full throttle at higher speeds it doesnt do anything?
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If you stomp it on flat, level ground it should shift out of 4th gear (overdrive) and accelerate in 3rd gear. If it's not shifting, your transmission kick-down cable may be stretched and need adjustment or replacement???

You should first check to make sure the "full throttle" position of the pedal is truly "full throttle" by looking into the throttle body and checking the butterfly valve to make sure it's all the way open.
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ok, the truck shifts fine and all so i know there isnt anything wrong with the tranny, before i could never get the tac down to 5g before lol i was kinda glad but its like at 55 for instance ill give it full throttle and it will move a little tiny bit. i really dont know much about trucks so i couldnt check anything you have stated above but i mean the truck runs nicely and i can get up to speeds VERY quickly now.
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doing the mod right now.
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how the heck you guys get under there??
LOL......trying to get my lanky self all bent backwards and arms shoved up into the dash from below is quite the picture.......thankfully no one has snapped a pic.

It's quite the twister game to get up under there, unless you are a midget.

The zip-tie throttle cable slack mod is a good one.
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i need to do this....
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i need to do this....
wow something i did that you havent yet? lol j/k it feels much better tho.
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lol..... i dont think mine has any slack in it yet....i am going to check tonight....
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i gurantee your truck has slack in it, i had to use 2 zip ties. i mean i can get up to speed very quickly now. im happy with it. rolldogg lol tell me about it you have to move the seat all the way back just to get enough room. but its worth it. Oh and thanks shadow for the picture. really helped.

edit: it also took about 3/4''-1 inch of slack out from the pedal.
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mine had absolutely no slack in it whatsoever. i couldn't even fit a zip tie on it.
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