Signs of a Failing Accelerator Cable in Your Car

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An accelerator cable which is also known as throttle cable- a braided metal wire connected between the gas pedal and throttle plate. It is used in the vehicle to control the engine. The drivability of the car is highly dependent on the health condition of the accelerator cable. A failing throttle wire can create noticeable signs during the ride. You need to be aware of the warning signs so that you can adjust the cable slack or replace the broken wire timely. You should feel free to consult a car mechanic for inspection and replacement.

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SIGNS OF A FAILING ACCELERATOR CABLE IN YOUR CAR

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Physical accelerator cables are still found in most cars.

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It serves as a mechanical link between the gas pedal & throttle plate.

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The most common reason behind the failing accelerator cable is they break.

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Here are the signs of a failing accelerator cable in your car.

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DAMAGED OUTER COVERING

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The accelerator cable is covered by an outer rubber sheath.

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Sometimes the cable can come in contact with sharp edges.

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When they come in contact with sharp edges, it damages the cable.

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As the cable is under constant stress any damage can break it completely.

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ISSUES WITH CRUISE CONTROL

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Most cable operated throttles also use a cable for cruise control.

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If there are issues with the cruise control, it can be related to accelerator cable.

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If you notice jerking & binding from pedal, then it is a sign of issues with the cable.

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As both cables are connected, issues with one can affect the other cable.

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DELAYED ACCELERATOR RESPONSE TIME

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When the gas pedal is depressed, the engine should respond immediately.

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A delayed response points to a significant amount of problems.

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Sometimes the accelerator cable can get stretched over time & delay the response.

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Delayed response also means that you should have the cable slack adjusted.

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CONCLUSION

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The accelerator cable needs to be inspected regularly to rule out issues.

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Take your car to a repair shop to replace the damaged accelerator cable.

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