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How much does Throttle Cable Replacement 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.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Hyundai Tiburon $187 $117.20 $70.00 16% $224.70
2009 Ford Focus $250 $179.92 $70.00 13% $287.42
2009 Ford Escape $230 $159.63 $70.00 14% $267.13
2005 Acura TL $182 $112.29 $70.00 17% $219.79
2008 Acura TL $182 $112.29 $70.00 17% $219.79
2004 Ford Mustang $132 $61.89 $70.00 22% $169.39

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Throttle Cable Replacement Service

What is the Throttle Control Cable all about?

When you press the accelerator pedal in your car, a cable which runs from the pedal to the throttle body, or carburetor, opens the throttle plate which allows air and fuel to enter the engine’s intake. When the pedal is released, it springs back up due to the throttle return spring. The throttle cable is exposed to the environmental elements under the hood, which may cause it to seize up or otherwise not move freely. If this happens, the cable can break and the throttle may stick or become unresponsive. If the throttle cable sticks in the open position, the engine will race. If the throttle cable seizes in the closed position, the accelerator pedal may be difficult to press or will not operate the throttle at all.

Keep in mind:

  • A binding or seized throttle control cable can cause your engine to race, putting you in a potentially dangerous situation or causing internal damage to your engine.
  • Newer vehicles equipped with drive-by-wire systems do not have a throttle control cable.

How it's done:

  • The vehicle hood is raised and supported. The engine trim cover is removed and the cable is disconnected from the throttle lever.

  • The defective throttle control cable is disconnected from the accelerator and removed from the fire wall.

  • The new throttle control cable is installed in reverse order through the firewall then connected to the throttle lever and accelerator pedal.

  • The throttle is tested to ensure it operates smoothly without binding. The engine trim cover is reinstalled.

  • The vehicle hood is closed and vehicle is road tested to ensure proper operation.

Our recommendation:

It may be possible to lubricate the throttle control cable if symptoms are noticed in the early stages. Otherwise, the throttle control cable does not require regular maintenance or servicing. If your throttle is binding or you suspect a throttle control cable problem is occurring, have one of our expert mechanics inspect and replace it.

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

  • The accelerator sticks, either when pressing or releasing the pedal.
  • There is no throttle response when the pedal is pressed.

How important is this service?

The throttle control cable is vital to the operation of your engine’s fuel delivery. If it is not operating properly, you may experience difficulty controlling your throttle while in traffic. Have a faulty or seized throttle control cable replaced immediately.

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Number of Reviews

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Jonathan

32 years of experience
250 reviews
Jonathan
32 years of experience
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
2001 LINCOLN TOWN CAR - ACCELERATOR CABLE - TAMPA, FLORIDA

Brandon

15 years of experience
241 reviews
Brandon
15 years of experience
Brandon is a very knowledgeable mechanic, Looking forward to him doing more work for me.
1990 FORD BRONCO - ACCELERATOR CABLE - LOGANVILLE, GEORGIA

Daniel

18 years of experience
121 reviews
Daniel
18 years of experience
Very professional and accommodating.
2000 JEEP CHEROKEE - ACCELERATOR CABLE - HOUSTON, TEXAS

Shaun

13 years of experience
238 reviews
Shaun
13 years of experience
Service was Excellent
1966 FORD F-250 - ACCELERATOR CABLE - MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA

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