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Old 07-15-2002, 10:16 AM
jasondew jasondew is offline
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Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
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throttle cable connection to throttle linkage

yesterday i broke the rubber piece that connects the throttle cable to the throttle linkage. after 16 years all the rubber parts are beginning to fail. to fix the problem i just cut half of a flanged washer, so i could bend it like a lockwasher bends, and inserted that cut washer around the throttle cable in front of the throttle linkage. the setup is connected as it was before but instead of a rubber fitting making the connection i have this metal washer. after adjusting my idle, everything works fine. is there any reason to aquire and install the original type rubber fitting, i.e. will having a metal washer there cause any problem? if that doesn't make sense i'll take pictures and post.

86' 190e 2.3L 16v
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