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Replacing Accelerator Cable

Discussion in ''How To' & 'Handy Hints'' started by Rev., Oct 27, 2008.

  1. emby

    emby Active Member

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    Yup.

    Put us out of our misery Rev
     
  2. Rev.

    Rev. Active Member

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    The clues

    Rapper

    Not Eminem's but just as nice

    Not White

    Break

    one more clue

    "It's time" to end this and 'break' the monotony

    Rev.
     
  3. Rev.

    Rev. Active Member

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    Well times up

    What was sticking through from behind the handbreak?

    This is what emby is talking about (I think)
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    The red sticking through the handbreak is ....................................


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    A KitKat wrapper!

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    Mystery sloved :)

    Rev.
     
  4. emby

    emby Active Member

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    Bloody Nora Rev. I bet you're a bugger at pictionary too :p

    Happy Birthday by the way ;)
     
  5. Rev.

    Rev. Active Member

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    I don't want to make things to easy - thanks for the Birthday wish

    Rev.
     
  6. emby

    emby Active Member

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    So is it a structural kit-kat wrapper?
     
  7. Rev.

    Rev. Active Member

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    It's part of the break down kit.

    Rev.
     
  8. Barra

    Barra Member

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    Replacement Accelerator Cable

    Hi Rev (and everyone else)

    Enjoyed your article on accelerator cable replacement.

    Hoping you might be able to assist with a little more information.

    That red tube on the cable, Where is that meant to go?

    And also my Kombi is an 8/73 Bay and the pedal and linkages inside the cab are missing and I was hoping for some photos on what should be there or perhaps some diagrams and any ideas on what parts?

    I also noticed a long rubber boot on the underside of the floor, what's that called (I didn't realise I would need one of them also.

    As you can tell, I don't no much about this so please forgive my enormous ignorance so the more info the better.

    Many thanks to all in anticipation.

    Barra:D
     
  9. Rev.

    Rev. Active Member

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    Hi Barra

    Glad to help if I can

    That red tube on the cable, Where is that meant to go?


    I think that is meant to be at the other end where the cable attaches to the pedal linkage after the dust boot - I worked that out after I had installed the new cable - the old one didn't have one so I decided not to bother about it.


    And also my Kombi is an 8/73 Bay and the pedal and linkages inside the cab are missing and I was hoping for some photos on what should be there or perhaps some diagrams and any ideas on what parts?


    I'll try and take some photo's in the next few days but here are some pictures from The Bus Stop - you can get the pedal and linkage from Roy - www.thebusstop.com.au

    Sound like you will need a Pedal, Pedal Hinge Kit & Linkage (pictures from the Bus Stop)

    Pedal - http://www.thebusstop.com.au/view/245/
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    Pedal Hinge - http://www.thebusstop.com.au/view/731/
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    Linkage - http://www.thebusstop.com.au/view/249/
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    The linkage runs through a tube on the floor - the bent or S shape bit connects to the pedal - the straight end bolts to the bit that sticks up through the floor near the hand-break.

    I also noticed a long rubber boot on the underside of the floor, what's that called (I didn't realise I would need one of them also.

    I think you mean the dust boot - it's meant to keep dust and dirt out of the greased up tube that the cable runs through - if you don't have one Roy should have one at the Bust Stop.

    Hope that helps - feel free to ask more questions, no need to apologise we are all learning.

    Rev.
     
  10. emby

    emby Active Member

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    Thanks for this great "how to" Rev. I'm about to attempt this either first thing in the morning or tommorrow afternoon (depends on the answers I get).

    I think I may have an issue but I'm not sure.

    The cable I got from Roy was the 1976 one. Like an idiot I thought the bus was a 76 but it turns out it's a 75. The question is, what's the difference? The only info I can find is on this webiste http://en.serial-kombi.com/volkswagen-bay-window-1968-79-accelerator-cable-and-pedal-N12-N2199.html

    By the looks of it on this site the cables are the same from 72 to 79, however, it does note that there's a different cable for a 2L fuel injection. Could it be that the cable I have got is for the fuel injection version which came out later than 75? :umm:

    As usual.....me confussed.

    Do I bite the bullet and try and stick this cable in? Or do I return this one to roy and stick the spare one I have for Eric in this bus? If I do this then i can guarantee that the cable in Eric will snap and Roy hasn't got any replacements in stock.....dilemmas dilemmas:cry:
     
  11. emby

    emby Active Member

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    Disaster.

    Cable is stuck after pulling out about 18 inches and the draw string snapped when trying to pull it back out the other way to see if I could loosen it. :cry:

    Anyone know what to do next?
     
  12. Radar15

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    my accelerator suddenly stopped working and after tracing the accelerator cable I found that the metal bit with the hole in it (shown in the image above) is hanging loose. How does it attach to the carby linkage and what is meant to go through the small hole near the end (resting against your palm)? Is it a locking pin or something else?
     
  13. emby

    emby Active Member

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    That bit at the end, where Rev's palm is, is where the spring goes that hooks on to the bulkhead just above the engine bay hatch. The rod you're looking at goes through the bar with a hole in it on the top right of the photo
     
  14. Rev.

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    I have two springs on my accelerator cabel which gives some extra resistance under the pedal.

    Rev.
     
  15. Radar61

    Radar61 New Member

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    Thanks guys, that's great. I hooked the spring back up but when I move the accelerator cable by hand, the rod on the end of the cable pulls through the hole in the bar until it is stopped by the end of the spring. Then the carby linkage begins to move. This means there is 2 - 3 cm of cable travel (an presumably pedal travel) before the carby link begins to move.

    There is a groove approx 2cm in from of the small hole near the end resting against your palm, that looks like it might need some sort of clip in it to prevent the cable pulling through the hole. Is this the case, and if so, does it require a conventional circlip or something specialised?

    Cheers,

    Radar61
     
  16. Mordred

    Mordred Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes there is a cirlip that isn't like the conventional "E"clip, more like a piece of wire bent in to a C which stops it going throught the hole. Some 15-20 amp house hold fue wire wrapped around it in the groove and then twisted will do unitil you find one.

    Have a look at 1500 kings microbus the resurection and see the way he fixes the slack in the pedal end with the rod ends. Will fix a lot of the slack left.

    Adrian
     
  17. Radar61

    Radar61 New Member

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    Thanks Adrian, I'll do that.
     

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