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lowriderram_95
11-07-2007, 09:41 PM
the throttle on my truck sticks sometimes. what could cause this?

Lunchbocks
11-07-2007, 10:05 PM
Lots of things such as a sticky cable, ie the casing of it causing a drag on the cable itself. Could also be a crapped up spring for the butterfly itself, even some gunk built up in the bore of the throttle body causing the blade to stick.

casper97ta
11-07-2007, 10:07 PM
X2^^ return spring on the TB. Also take a peak inside TB at the butterflies and see if the look dirty. It can never hurt to take some carb cleaner to it. And seafoam is your friend.

Ferendon
11-07-2007, 10:40 PM
Seafoam is horrible. But if you must...
Just don't ***** when you have more trouble than you started with. And get TB/Intake cleaner, not carb cleaner. Dodge trucks have issues with dry cables. Clean the TB bore, use a grease gun to lube the cable with chassis grease or white lithium grease. It's unlikely that it's the spring, as those rarely wear out, especially a cylinder spring. If it's a conventional hook-ended spring, replace it.

casper97ta
11-07-2007, 11:00 PM
Never had a problem with seafoam. I ran in my 97 ram numerous times and I still run it in my 97 dakota.

89montero
11-07-2007, 11:14 PM
yeah, just clean the TB and oil/grease the throttle cable and spring and you should be in good shape

FineLinePimpin
11-16-2007, 09:55 AM
Call you local dodge dealer and have them run your vin number, some of those had a recall for the throttle cable. Other than that try and clean the throttle body first...by hand using a good throttle body spray and lint free rags.

Ferendon
12-08-2007, 01:37 AM
Never had a problem with seafoam. I ran in my 97 ram numerous times and I still run it in my 97 dakota.
Key word. Using it, other by the instructions, is a horrible idea. If you're willing to do it every 3000 miles, without skipping a beat, it's great for most engines. Especially OHV TBI engines.

hoxie08
12-08-2007, 01:43 AM
oh jesus. and **** is scary when his throttle sticks. last year i was riding home with him (first time riding with him, he WAS a speeder lol) and we were leaving the parking lot and he slammed the gas and it stuck....needless to say going 50mph and not stopping towards a road full of traffic is NOT ****ing fun at all...

bumpincrv
12-08-2007, 01:49 AM
Simple green ftw!