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Accelerator Cable

Auto Systems and Repair

The accelerator cable is the mechanical link between the gas pedal and the throttle body.

Symptoms of Wear or Failure

  • Gas pedal may be hard to depress
  • Engine may not respond when gas pedal is depressed

Related Repair Advice

  • A stiff gas pedal may also be caused by a worn throttle body
  • Many newer vehicles no longer use an accelerator cable; electronic controls are used instead

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