Throttle cable - removal, refitting and adjustment

Removal
1 Disconnect the battery negative lead.

2 Working inside the vehicle, remove the lower facia panel from the driverís side.

3 Prise off the securing clip and disconnect the end of the throttle cable from the top of the pedal.

4 Working in the engine compartment, free the cable sheath from the bulkhead, and pull the cable through into the engine compartment. It will probably be necessary to pull the cable grommet from the bulkhead in order to free the cable sheath.

5 For improved access, remove the air cleaner.

6 Disconnect the cable end from the throttle linkage. The cable end may be attached to the linkage with a balljoint and spring clip, a spring clip only, or the cable end may simply locate in a slot in the throttle lever (see illustration).

12.6 Disconnecting the throttle cable end from the throttle lever - Weber 2V
12.6 Disconnecting the throttle cable end from the throttle lever - Weber 2V carburettor

7 Prise off the spring clip securing the cable sheath to the cable bracket at the carburettor inlet manifold. Depress the four lugs on the plastic cable retainer simultaneously so that the retainer can be slid from the bracket, or remove the retainer securing clip, as applicable (see illustration). Take care not to damage the cable sheath.

12.7 Removing the throttle cable sheath retainer securing clip - CVH model
12.7 Removing the throttle cable sheath retainer securing clip - CVH model

Refitting
8 Refitting is a reversal of removal, but before refitting the air cleaner, adjust the cable as follows.

Adjustment
9 Have an assistant fully depress the throttle pedal and hold it in this position. On models with automatic transmission, where applicable ensure that the kickdown cable does not restrict the pedal movement. Turn the adjusting sleeve at the carburettor inlet manifold cable bracket until the throttle is just fully open. Have the assistant release and then fully depress the throttle pedal, and check that the throttle is again fully open.

Adjust if necessary, then refit the air cleaner.

On models with automatic transmission, where applicable check the operation of the kickdown cable, and adjust if necessary.

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