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Old 05-16-2017, 05:42 PM   #11
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Yup.

Now you have to smell wd40 anytime you're sitting behind the wheel with the engine redlined.
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Old 05-16-2017, 08:31 PM   #12
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Last year my 2003 Class c motorhome (Gas V-10) cable was stuck, or that's what I thought,
when I opened up the air cleaner A mouse had eaten through the air cleaner, and packed the area with nesting and acorns up to the butterfly valve.
when i started the engine and opened the valve all the debris got stuck & held it open.
Luckily I was able to dismantle the air intake & vacuum everything out & there was no damage.
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Old 05-16-2017, 10:16 PM   #13
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Yeah, the acorns are such high fibre they pass right through.
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:13 PM   #14
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BF is not mechanical. Really would like to take bus out as she's all ready to go but how do i unstick the gas pedal? Anybody have a picture of a motor like mine? Trying to fina manual but no luck. 1990 GMC Vandura 3500 short bus.
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:49 PM   #15
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Take the air filter cover off and look at the rods or cables that run to the carb. Move them with your hands to see what is sticking. Might free things up then spray all the linkage with wd40. You will have to be the mechanic in the family I guess, lol.
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Old 05-19-2017, 01:36 PM   #16
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Open the hood and disconnect the air cleaner from the carb. Find where the cable is connected to the carb and unhook it. Should be pretty simple to unhook. If the throttle lever on the carb is free to move, then the problem is in the cable.

Did you try this?

I promise, I didn't suggest this just because I enjoy typing things out into the abysmal depths of the internet. I'm trying to help you find the problem, and this's the first step. If you need clarification on anything, don't hesitate to ask. And if you need any help identifying parts, post a picture and we'll point out what's what.
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i promise, i didn't suggest this just because i enjoy typing things out into the abysmal depths of the internet. I'm trying to help you find the problem, and this's the first step.
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Old 05-19-2017, 01:57 PM   #18
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Ok! Thanks! Not yet!
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Old 05-21-2017, 01:07 PM   #19
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Ok. A guy came by and took the thing apart. Fuel-injection engine, no carb. Throttle was sticking. Cleaned it, put everything back. Says all else is well under there. Reached it from INSIDE the bus. 50 bucks. Thanks to all who tried to help.
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Old 05-22-2017, 08:56 AM   #20
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Ok. A guy came by and took the thing apart. Fuel-injection engine, no carb. Throttle was sticking. Cleaned it, put everything back. Says all else is well under there. Reached it from INSIDE the bus. 50 bucks. Thanks to all who tried to help.
Sounds like a good guy for not overcharging you. Someone like that is definitely good to know if you don't have a whole lot of mechanical experience under your belt.

Also, that cover that allows engine access from inside the bus is called a doghouse. One of those terms that might be hard to figure out what somebody's talking about if you just hear it thrown out there.

Hope you're having fun driving it around!
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