Trottle cable

jameshiscox88

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Hi all
Just joined this great looking page
So need some help with my 1995 80 series petrol 4.5l auto
So today I put my pedal to the floor to try over take someone then all of a sudden I lost all acceleration pulled over and it started idling really rough to the point it just cut out
This happened every time I tried to start it
Then all of a sudden it ran normal even drove home
Got home and looked around and found a snapped throttle cable
So question is would this of caused the car to suddenly loose power
I’m not a mechanic but how is the car still driving normally with a snapped cable
Thanks guys
 

Dervis Garip

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James never heard of the throttle cable snapping. But then again I only know of the 4.2 TD engine. The throttle cable helps with gearing and if not connected / setup would change the driving characteristics of the vehicle greatly. This I know from having to change mine over and it was sticking in places.
 

iwan_t24

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Is it the throttle position cable for the auto box that has broken? Is often called the kick down cable incorrectly.
 
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jameshiscox88

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Yeah thought it was called the kick down cable but was reading another post and the bloke said it was a throttle cable not a kick down cable
There 2 wires one running to the pedal and the other running down to the box and that’s the one that’s snapped like fully snapped
 
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Dervis Garip

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Hard to see but James if it’s the cable with the orange / red cap that would be the so called lockdown cable going to the gearbox.
 

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It's the throttle position cable as correctly identified by Iwan. They're about £70, Not hard to change. but the oil pan has to come off.
 

jameshiscox88

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No worries I’ve got it booked in for the mechanic tomorrow anyways noticed there’s a shit load of trans oil leaking when I got under to have a look today
Thanks for your help guys
 
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