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Today I was trying to take a little slop out of the throttle cable, but one of the two nuts that hold it seems to be set in place. Am I missing something here? How the hell do you tighten the cable up? Thanks for any help.
 

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I just left my cable alone. When I depress the accelerator, the engine RPM's increase just like the manual says they should and I was like if it ain't broke, don't fix it!
 

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camaddy said:
Today I was trying to take a little slop out of the throttle cable, but one of the two nuts that hold it seems to be set in place. Am I missing something here? How the hell do you tighten the cable up? Thanks for any help.
Do you have a manual trans or auto? I am not sure if there is a difference.

I have an automatic in my 2.7 prerunner. My throttle cable was sloppy from day one. So, the second day I simply adjusted it and it took all of the free play out of my throttle pedal.

To accomplish this, I first needed to figure out which direction the throttle body opened, it only goes one way. Note: my throttle body has 2 cables, one on top and one on bottom. The bottom cable was my actual throttle, and the top was for activating my transmission. Next, I used two 10mm open end wrenches and did what I had to do.

It took about 5 minutes.

I hope this has helped.
 

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I have a V-6 manual tranny and there is only one throttle cable. I thought it would be a snap to adjust but one of the nuts is set in place, so I don't see how I can adjust it when only one nut will adjust.
 

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camaddy said:
Today I was trying to take a little slop out of the throttle cable, but one of the two nuts that hold it seems to be set in place. Am I missing something here? How the hell do you tighten the cable up? Thanks for any help.
Be sure to check the tightness/loosness while the enginge is running. The computer will tighten it up while the truchk is running to give you your idle.
 

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camaddy said:
I have a V-6 manual tranny and there is only one throttle cable. I thought it would be a snap to adjust but one of the nuts is set in place, so I don't see how I can adjust it when only one nut will adjust.

What year is your truck, I have read that the later models don't use the mechanical cable for the trottle anymore, but an electronic device instead. The cable is said to be there in case the electronic device malfunctions. Mine has only one cable as well and if you tighten it to much the computer will not be able to adjust the idle properly.

Now to answer your question,.. no it isn't set in place it is just really hard to move. I had to move mine when I installed the SC and you have to be really careful not to strip the tread or kink the cable, but it is possible. I used pliers but wrapped the cable with a piece or rubber.
 

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What year is your truck, I have read that the later models don't use the mechanical cable for the trottle anymore, but an electronic device instead. The cable is said to be there in case the electronic device malfunctions. Mine has only one cable as well and if you tighten it to much the computer will not be able to adjust the idle properly.

Now to answer your question,.. no it isn't set in place it is just really hard to move. I had to move mine when I installed the SC and you have to be really careful not to strip the tread or kink the cable, but it is possible. I used pliers but wrapped the cable with a piece or rubber.
I have an '03. I hadn't heard about the cable being there only as a backup for the electronic control...I'll have to look into that. Thanks for the tip on loosening the nut.
 

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camaddy said:
I have an '03. I hadn't heard about the cable being there only as a backup for the electronic control...I'll have to look into that. Thanks for the tip on loosening the nut.
I never verified this myself, but when I was playing with my throttle body it appeared to work this way. Here is where I got that info:


http://www.tacomaterritory.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1557
 
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