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Old 10-21-2008, 02:26 PM
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Default Re: Throttle trouble.

Originally Posted by jburr36 View Post
It appears that your cable sheath is too long making the cable too short. I would try to trim the sheath about 1/2 inch. What I did is to pry the metal end on the sheath off without damaging it and stripped some of the plastic off of the steel coil. Then I used a sharp knife to bend the top of the coil out just enough to grab onto it with needle nose pliers and unwrapped it to my specified length. When done I slid that metal end cap back on the sheath.
Alternately, you can remove the cable from the housing, and cut the cable housing with a bench grider, dremel tool, or cut off saw. Make sure to dress the inside of it so it doesn't snag or cut the cable.
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