What to know about the Accelerator Cable:
The driver controls the speed or acceleration of the car with the help of the accelerator cable, or throttle cable. This cable forms a connection between the accelerator pedal and the throttle body. It has an external casing made of metal and rubber, while the inner cable is built with metal wire. With repeated use and friction, the accelerator cable can become worn out and ragged, and becomes more susceptible to breaking. Keep an eye out for signs that indicate that you must change the accelerator cable.
Facts to Note:
If the accelerator cable is damaged or frayed, it cannot relay the signal to the engine. The engine, in turn, cannot open the butterfly valves and pump oxygen into the carburetor.
The accelerator cable might not perform optimally because of slack. Our mechanic will examine it carefully and check for signs of wear. If there aren’t any, they could eradicate the problem by simply tightening it.
How to Fix:
The vehicle hood is raised and held
The faulty accelerator cable is removed
The new accelerator cable is installed
The throttle is exercised to make it operates smoothly without binding
The vehicle hood is closed and road tested for proper operation
It is advisable to get a mechanic to check the accelerator cable in your car if you notice the accelerator is abnormally inflexible and does not come back up right away. If you face a situation where the accelerator stops responding and you’re driving on a busy road, use the remaining momentum you have to pull over to the side of the road. Call and schedule an appointment with your mechanic to fix this problem.
Common symptoms indicating you may need to change the Accelerator Cable:
Need to press down hard on the accelerator for response
Engine does not respond instantaneously when you push down on the accelerator
Car jerking during cruise mode
Importance of this service:
A faulty or broken accelerator cable can result in your car coming to complete stop in the middle of traffic or worse, on an incline. Typically, accelerator cables are highly durable, but you should request a mechanical inspection every six months to make sure that it remains in perfect working order.