ONLY use FORD throttle cables!!

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  1. chillman88

    chillman88 Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    On Wednesday, December 28, 2016 I ordered a new "pioneer" brand throttle cable for my 91 F350. Sometime in the summer of 2017 the cable snapped. I got lucky and cobbed it together and forgot about it. A few weeks ago it popped out of the retainer at the pedal. I popped it back in and promptly ordered a new one....

    I'm not sure if you can really tell how lucky I got, but it's pretty thin. This is the pedal end on a cable that is not even TWO YEARS old!

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    Pay the Piper the first time, or pay the tow bill home!

    (This has been a public service announcement)
     
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    Should have been able to search and figure that one out. Lol

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    I did. Doesn't mean I listened lol!
     
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    Having just driven the truck with the new Ford cable, I will say this is the easiest the pedal has ever been to push. Even easier than the other cable was new.
     
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    Slow learner, are ya? Lol

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    Yep. I try too hard to be cheap. Usually ends up costing me.
     
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    Well it looks like you didn't pull any punches while changing out that cable!LOL
     
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    Can you still get the OEM cable through the dealership? Mine is still good AFAIK, but it wouldn't hurt to have a spare cable in my toolbox just in case.
     
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    I'm not sure. I just punched the part number into Google. The one in the parts bin thread comes up for 92+ so I looked around to find the part number listed for a 91.
     
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    yep, i learned that lesson also. mine was not so much about the cable breaking down but the aftermarket cable was about 1/4 or more short from giving me full throttle.
     
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    I had to cheap out the 1st time it broke. Swapped out a oem later. Keep a spare in the truck just in case.
     
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    I got one from my local carquest and it's been in for several years now.
     
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    Maybe you got lucky. I'd inspect it close and keep an eye on it. Not a fun part to have fail on you unexpectedly!
     
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    I know... I had to tinker with my old one many times before it completely crapped out. But this one has done great. Pedal is still easy too.
     
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