Adjusting the Throttle Cable on a 3000GT

These instructions apply to a 1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT, but are easily transferable to any model/year of 3000GT or Dodge Stealth.

The Procedure


Check the Play in the Throttle Body Cable
  This is the cable that goes from your cruise control box to the throttle body. The spec for free play in this cable is 1-2mm for manual transmission cars and 3-5mm for automatic transmission cars. It can be adjusted by loosening the two nuts in the picture and sliding the bracket away from the throttle body to tighten the cable. Make sure you don't tighten it too much or the throttle plate will never completely close. Often, this is the only adjustment you'll have to make to reduce free play in the accelerator cable.


If you still have unacceptable play in yo accelerator cable, continue ...


Remove the Cover From the Cruise Control Assembly
  Two 10mm bolts are all you'll need to remove.


Check For Excessive Free Play In the Inner Cables
  Examine the cables to determine if they have excessive slack or play in them.


If There is Eccessive Free Play in the Inner Cables, Adjust As Necessary
  Picture shows one connection loosened.


Use the Service Manual for the Adjustment Procedure

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