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Old 10-14-2009, 01:01 PM   #1
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Shorter Accelerator Cable??

Hey all -

Changed over from the Carter carb to a MC2100 on my 90 YJ. Made a big difference :-) I am quite happy I did it.

That being said, the accelerator cable is now too long. To make it work/fit, it comes from the firewall into the engine compartment and immediately goes up into an arc at about 70 degrees. It then comes back down and then goes into the bracket for the throttle. I could stand to lose about eight inches of throttle cable.

How can I shorten my cable eight inches but still keep the necessary hardware that is machine-attached to it? Or, where can I get a new cable that is the right length but has the machine-attached hardware I need?

Any ideas would be grand...

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Old 10-14-2009, 01:34 PM   #2
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i did the same thing... ill see if i cant find my pictures and post them up for you.

here is the bracket i made to do a drirect pull with some scrap metal and some of the old bracket. mounted.



newly located spring in the front


i know this doesnt answer question but thought i would show you... i dont have one of what i did with my cable, ill take a picture of what i did tonight and post it up for you... i jerry rigged it pretty much.

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Old 10-14-2009, 01:54 PM   #3
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Yeah, thanks for the pics. I have the bracket for the throttle set-up and the bracket for the throttle spring, so that is all set. It's the arc in the accelerator cable that is giving me trouble. It is making it hard to get the cable to draw through that sharp of an arc, so I used a stronger spring. Now my pedal requires a good deal of pressure to get it to go down - and it still doesn't return all the way - so my idle speed after getting warmed up is like 1200-1300. No good.
If you can show me what you did, that would be awesome.
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:09 PM   #4
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okay so i know this is prolly not recommended by the manufacturer... but this is what i did and it works great... not sure if you want to do this for a DD but i have driven this thing for about a year now with this mod and almost all offroad bumping around trails and over rocks and it has yet to come loose or mess up. and it made it alot easier on my foot.

i shortened it myself by cutting off the metal sleeve on the pedal side then sliding the remainder through the stock plastic retainer into the cab and pulled the plastic stopper up to where i needed it to stop and tied the remainder in a knot to keep it from pulling out.

and it helps to cut a a section out of the middle and leave just a bit on the firewall retainer then (so it doesnt kink the cable) brace it with something ( a "c" channel is perferred) so as to keep it straight for a bit and not kink it...

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under the hood...see the green electrical tape, that is hiding the brace and keeping everything together and straight.

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Old 10-14-2009, 09:14 PM   #5
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cut it and use a double cable swedge for splicing it back together. it may be just called a spicing swedge.
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:21 PM   #6
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i just looked them up.they are called loop sleeves. go to
Pambina ImpEx Home Page for a pic of what i mean. most hardware stores should carry them.
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Old 10-15-2009, 11:39 AM   #7
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Thanks guys. I'll try to get this done this weekend and post my results. Thanks again - I really appreciate it

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