[DeTomaso] Sticking Throttle Cable

Mike Drew mikeldrew at aol.com
Sun May 22 09:54:19 EDT 2022


FWIW I always run two springs. 

Disconnect the cable from the carb and activate the throttle pedal and see if you have proper movement and return? Also activate the carb by hand and check for the same thing. 

Presumably you have some binding somewhere that needs to be addressed….


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> On May 22, 2022, at 09:46, Jim Kosloskey <jim.kosloskey at jim-kosloskey.com> wrote:
>    My 1974 Pantera has a Throttle Cable with an integrated return spring
>   (pusher type).
>   I just removed it from its Car Capsule for the Summer and discovered
>   the throttle sticking part way open (revs up to 4k once started). It
>   appears the return spring is not returning the throttle as a slight
>   pull on the throttle brings things back to idle. Obviously cannot be
>   driven like this.
>   The cable and carburetor were put into service in 2017 and have not
>   seen a lot of use. Do these need to be periodically lubricated, or
>   cleaned, or both?
>   Temporarily we plan to add an external helper spring.
>   Jim Kosloskey
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