Tools‎ > ‎

Throttle Cable Removal Tool

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         


Other Links





Throttle Cable Removal 

Tool


I needed to replace the throttle cable on the Rallycross Miata.  So, as usual I read all I could find on Miata.net about how to remove it.  I found out that removing the part at the firewall was very difficult.  


Most of the suggestions involved trying to push the clip fingers in while someone wiggles it loose from the engine bay side.  I tried this method, but found it too difficult.  Trying to lay upside down under the steering wheel while working a prying tool while my wife tried to wiggle the cable out just was not working.  


I finally resorted to cutting it off at the firewall with a cutoff tool.


I decided then, I would find a better way so next time I would not have to struggle to get a throttle cable out.   Well, I think I have come up with a tool that will work.


I took a large bolt, probably a 5/8" bolt by about 6" long and started making an arbor to stretch a piece of conduit into the same shape as the clip in the firewall.  I just ground the head until it matched the shape of the rubber seal that came off the old cable I had cut off.  I then beveled the edges and smoothed it with on the wire wheel.


15803127093_ec81593e58_o



16422241892_4eddf87731_o



I cut a 6" piece off an old tent pole that is 3/4"  steel tubing (3/4" conduit should also work).  I used my MAP gas torch to heat the end as hot as it would get it and drove it onto the head of the arbor.  Now the tube took the shape of the arbor.  I cut the tool off about 2" long so it will fit under the dash.


16226453610_b87c771840_o



16387883536_6f07ba9c1f_o



16387886876_8e6b9e6cda_o



16227634409_ea9bd04983_o



16387887446_62f3a9b173_o



Then I test fitted it over the clip end from the cut off cable.  It seems to push all four fingers in perfectly.  I have yet to try it, but even if it needs a little adjustment, I believe it will work great!


15791379394_b8cf6c43d4_o



16227632929_a4e7f60767_o



16226205918_35ba869941_o





UPDATE

02/06/2015 



I finally got around to trying the tool today.  It took me only a few minutes to remove the clip from the firewall.  Most of the time was spent on contorting myself to get under the dash.  


First I removed the cable end at the throttle body.


16431882376_eb816a53f6_o



Then under the dash the green nylon cable seat is removed from the gas pedal.   Mine will come off with only finger pressure.


15835361504_fd921db144_o



Once that is removed the tool is slipped over the cable and pressed onto the plastic clip in the firewall.   No other tools needed.  It was easy to press on with my hand.


15835360954_9f9ff165ff_o



Next the throttle cable is wiggled from outside at the firewall and it just falls right out.   You can see the tool hanging on the cable.


16270189908_0b5cd43beb_o



This is a tool that will save you a lot of time and aggravation!


16457890425_0e90fd602a_o



It does work GREAT!  


 


Vendor Links







Comments