Volkswagen Golf/Jetta 2 manual

Accelerator cable - removal, refitting and adjustment
Fuel and exhaust systems - K-Jetronic fuel injection - 8 valve engines / Accelerator cable - removal, refitting and adjustment


Removal
1 Disconnect the battery earth lead.

2 Prise free the inner cable retaining clip from the throttle valve control on the throttle valve housing (see illustration).

8.2 Accelerator cable connection to throttle valve
8.2 Accelerator cable connection to throttle valve

3 Release the inner cable from the control quadrant and the outer cable from the location/adjustment bracket on top of the inlet manifold.

4 Prise free and remove the plastic cover from the top of the bulkhead trough.

5 Working inside the vehicle, remove the lower facia panel on the driver’s side.

6 Unclip the inner cable from the accelerator pedal, then withdraw the complete cable into the engine compartment, together with the rubber grommets.

Refitting
7 Refitting is a reversal of removal, but ensure that the cable run is not kinked and is correctly aligned, then adjust the cable.

Adjustment
8 Ask an assistant to fully depress the accelerator pedal whilst the cable position is set at the throttle valve housing end.

9 When the throttle valve is fully open, there should be a 1.0 mm clearance between the throttle valve lever and the stop (see illustration).

8.9 Accelerator cable clearance at full throttle position (arrowed)
8.9 Accelerator cable clearance at full throttle position (arrowed)

10 Adjust by altering the cable retainer position at the location/adjustment bracket (see illustration).

8.10 Accelerator cable adjuster and support bracket
8.10 Accelerator cable adjuster and support bracket


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