Originally Posted by Robin97396
That does sound dangerous. My only throttle linkage experience extends strictly to carbureted engines. Something has got to be rubbing or possibly a spring missing? Did that just randomly seem to start out of the blue?
well the linkage has always felt a bit stiff but the actual sticking started about a month or two ago. If I blast it with lube It will go away for a bit, but not totally.
This linkage goes over from the pedal and straight back, then down, then forward in a sort of "c" of sorts. Two cables and a few intimidating looking pivot area things... ugh
It looks like there's sufficient room to get at the stuff, but I'm a bit hesitant.
I'm going to pull out my manuals and look through them.
I may see if the local diesel shop will look into it but I'd like to at least give it my best before paying someone to do it. Plus I'd have to drive it 3 or 4 miles. Not too bad, but I'd rather not if I can avoid it.