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Old 11-24-2011, 09:48 PM   #1
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Throttle/Idle issue...help needed

Whats up everyone!

I drove the jeep last night around 1030 and everything was perfect...parked it in the garage then came inside. Went out today to go to my friends place for Thanksgiving and she would crank but wouldnt start.

Popped the hood and looked around the throttle cable and found a spring just hanging there.

I'm not sure how the spring is supposed to be routed nor am i sure how big it is supposed to be but i'm pretty sure its supposed to keep the throttle slightly open to allow the motor to actually idle.

Here are a couple pictures of what i'm talking about...





I've searched and searched but without knowing what the part is actually called its hard to find my answer...

How would i go about fixing this issue???

Any and all help appreciated! Also, if another 2.5 owner wants to snag a picture of the assembly to show me how its supposed to look, that'd be great too haha

Take care and hopefully everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

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Old 11-24-2011, 09:56 PM   #2
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Here is my issue...not sure how i missed this on google before posting, my bad

2.5L Throttle spring. Where does it connect? - JeepForum.com

Anyway...

is it just called a throttle spring??? Looks like the spring itself, broke...there is no hook on one end...

Hopefully the jeep dealer next door has a spring in stock i can pick up...

riding the motorcycle is kinda chilly at night and early mornings lol

Since i think i found it...

can someone just confirm this is correct and after replacing the spring i should be able to idle again?

Thanks!

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Old 11-24-2011, 10:00 PM   #3
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Hey Owen, that spring closes the throttle plate and should hook to the same bracket that holds the throttle cable. Look closely at that bracket and you should see some wear marks indicating wear it goes. Placement is not as important as function, it is there to return the throttle to closed when you let off the gas pedal. Have you cleaned your throttle plate and IAC lately? Exessive buildup will cause hard starting forcing you to "feather" to gas to get it running.... Hope this helps
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Old 11-24-2011, 10:07 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply, man...i have not cleaned the throttle plate lately

its not that i have to feather it to get it to start...

It simply wont stay idled without my foot on the pedal. It'll crank and crank but wont start without me pressing the gas but as soon as i let off, it'll die.
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Old 11-24-2011, 10:29 PM   #5
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Alright Trace...

Took your idea of the IAC and started searching and that seems like its my exact problem...

found this thread: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/unab...sed-40430.html

i'll try and do this asap so i can stop ridin the motorcycle haha
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Old 11-24-2011, 10:36 PM   #6
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owen, that throttle return spring goes in that little notch, in the square hole of than steel bracket, right above where ur spring is laying. the hook broke off mine & i just re-bent a new hook into the end of the spring & re-hooked it. works fine..
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Old 11-24-2011, 10:43 PM   #7
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owen, that throttle return spring goes in that little notch, in the square hole of than steel bracket, right above where ur spring is laying. the hook broke off mine & i just re-bent a new hook into the end of the spring & re-hooked it. works fine..
awesome, thanks man...i'll do that tomorrow when i clean the IAC

i'll just ride the bike to work again tomorrow morning then do it later after work.

hopefully that'll get me back in the jeep!

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