Jeep Cherokee (XJ): Accelerator pedal. Throttle cable

Accelerator pedal

REMOVAL

The accelerator pedal is connected to the throttle body linkage by the throttle cable. The cable is protected by a plastic sheathing and is connected to the throttle body linkage by a ball socket. It is connected to the upper part of the accelerator pedal arm by a plastic retainer (clip) (Fig. 38). This retainer (clip) snaps into the top of the accelerator pedal arm.

Retainer tabs (built into the cable sheathing) (Fig.

38) fasten the cable to the dash panel.

Dual throttle return springs (attached to the throttle shaft) are used to close the throttle.

CAUTION: Never attempt to remove or alter these springs.

CAUTION: Be careful not to damage or kink the cable core wire (within the cable sheathing) while servicing the accelerator pedal or throttle cable.

(1) From inside the vehicle, hold up accelerator pedal. Remove plastic cable retainer (clip) and throttle cable core wire from upper end of accelerator pedal arm (Fig. 38). Plastic cable retainer (clip) snaps into pedal arm.

(2) Remove accelerator pedal mounting bracket nuts. Remove accelerator pedal assembly.

Fig. 38 Accelerator Pedal Mounting-Typical
Fig. 38 Accelerator Pedal Mounting-Typical

1 - RETAINER TABS
2 - CLIP
3 - MOUNTING NUTS
4 - CABLE

INSTALLATION

(1) Place accelerator pedal assembly over studs protruding from floor pan. Tighten mounting nuts to 5 N·m (36 in. lbs.) torque.

(2) Slide throttle cable into opening in top of pedal arm. Push plastic cable retainer (clip) into accelerator pedal arm opening until it snaps into place.

(3) Before starting engine, operate accelerator pedal to check for any binding.

Throttle cable

REMOVAL

(1) From inside vehicle, hold up accelerator pedal.

Remove plastic cable retainer (clip) and throttle cable core wire from upper end of accelerator pedal arm (Fig. 38). Plastic cable retainer (clip) snaps into pedal arm.

(2) Remove cable core wire at pedal arm.

(3) From inside vehicle, pinch both sides of cable housing retainer tabs (Fig. 38) at dash panel.

Remove cable housing from dash panel and pull into engine compartment.

(4) Remove cable from cable guide on engine cylinder head (valve) cover.

(5) Remove throttle cable ball end socket at throttle body by pushing ball socket towards rear of vehicle (ball snaps off throttle body pin) (Fig. 39).

Fig. 39 Throttle Cable at Throttle Body
Fig. 39 Throttle Cable at Throttle Body

1 - ACCELERATOR CABLE
2 - OFF
3 - OFF
4 - THROTTLE BODY BELLCRANK
5 - SPEED CONTROL CABLE
6 - RELEASE TABS
7 - BRACKET

(6) Remove throttle cable from throttle body mounting bracket by compressing release tabs (Fig.

39) and pushing cable through hole in bracket.

(7) Remove throttle cable from vehicle.

INSTALLATION

(1) Slide throttle cable through hole in throttle body bracket until retainer tabs lock into bracket.

(2) Connect cable ball end to throttle body linkage ball (snaps on).

(3) Snap cable into cable guide on engine cylinder head (valve) cover.

(4) Push other end of cable through opening in dash panel until retaining tabs lock into panel.

(5) From inside drivers compartment, slide throttle cable core wire into opening in top of accelerator pedal arm. Push cable retainer (clip) into pedal arm opening until it snaps in place.

(6) Before starting engine, operate accelerator pedal to check for any binding.

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