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How much does Throttle Cable Repair cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Throttle Cable Repair pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2006 Kia Optima$199$103.64$94.995%$211.14
2006 Ford Taurus$198$103.32$94.995%$210.82
2012 Kia Optima$199$103.64$94.995%$211.14
2006 Acura TL$245$149.72$94.994%$257.22
2006 Acura RSX$327$232.40$94.993%$339.90

Throttle Cable Repair Service

What is the Accelerator Cable all about?

The driver controls the speed or acceleration of the car with the help of the accelerator cable, or throttle cable. This cable forms a connection between the accelerator pedal and the throttle body. It has an outer casing made of metal and rubber, while the inner cable is built with metal wire. With repeated use and friction, the accelerator cable can become worn out and ragged, and becomes more susceptible to breaking. Keep an eye out for signs that indicate that you must replace the accelerator cable.

Keep in mind:

  • If the accelerator cable is broken or frayed, it cannot relay the signal to the engine. The engine, in turn, cannot open the butterfly valves and pump oxygen into the carburetor.
  • The accelerator cable might not perform optimally because of slack. Our mechanic will examine it carefully and check for signs of wear. If there aren’t any, they could eliminate the problem by simply tightening it.

How it's done:

  • The vehicle hood is raised and supported
  • The defective accelerator cable is removed
  • The new accelerator cable is installed
  • The throttle is exercised to make it operates smoothly without binding
  • The vehicle hood is closed and road tested for proper operation

Our recommendation:

It is advisable to get a mechanic to check the accelerator cable in your car if you notice the accelerator is abnormally inflexible and does not come back up right away. If you face a situation where the accelerator stops responding and you’re driving on a busy road, use the remaining momentum you have to pull over to the side of the road. Call and schedule an appointment with YourMechanic to fix this problem.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Accelerator Cable?

  • Need to press down hard on the accelerator for response
  • Engine does not respond immediately when you push down on the accelerator
  • Car jerking during cruise mode

How important is this service?

A faulty or broken accelerator cable can result in your car coming to complete halt in the middle of traffic or worse, on an incline. Typically, accelerator cables are highly durable, but you should request a mechanical inspection every six months to ensure that it remains in perfect working order.


Recent Throttle Cable Repair reviews

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Peter

25 years of experience
519 reviews
Peter
25 years of experience
Jeep CJ5 V8-5.0L - Throttle Cable Repair - Los Angeles, California
Peter is amazing. He was totally professional. And very trusting. He did the job in the time frame and gave me great tips for my car on how to care for it. I would use and recommend Peter for sure.

Jonathan

35 years of experience
484 reviews
Jonathan
35 years of experience
Lincoln Town Car V8-4.6L - Accelerator Cable - Tampa, Florida
He was right on time for his appointment and finished the job in a very reasonable time at a very reasonable price I would Definitely Use him again Was very pleased with the work. Edward K ISOSoNDI

Danny

11 years of experience
269 reviews
Danny
11 years of experience
BMW 540i V8-4.0L - Accelerator Cable - Trenton, New Jersey
Did a solid job and was great to work with. Room for improvement: stick to scheduled appointment. My appointment was rescheduled 3 times.

Brandon

18 years of experience
275 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Ford Bronco V8-5.0L - Accelerator Cable - Loganville, Georgia
Brandon is a very knowledgeable mechanic, Looking forward to him doing more work for me.

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