Peugeot 405 Manual

Accelerator cable - removal, refitting and adjustment
Fuel/exhaust systems - carburettor models / Accelerator cable - removal, refitting and adjustment


Removal
1 Working in the engine compartment, free the accelerator inner cable from the carburettor throttle cam, then pull the outer cable out from its mounting bracket rubber grommet (see illustrations). Where fitted, slide the flat washer off the end of the cable, and remove the spring clip.

7.1a Accelerator cable connection on the throttle quadrant (arrowed)
7.1a Accelerator cable connection on the throttle quadrant (arrowed)

7.1b Outer cable end fitting
7.1b Outer cable end fitting

2 Working back along the length of the cable, free it from any retaining clips or ties, noting its correct routing.

3 Where necessary remove the lower trim from below the driver’s side of the facia panel.

4 Working from inside the vehicle, disconnect the cable from the accelerator pedal by depressing the lugs on the plastic end fitting and pushing the fitting from the pedal (see illustration).

7.4 Accelerator cable connection to accelerator pedal (arrowed)
7.4 Accelerator cable connection to accelerator pedal (arrowed)

5 Release the outer cable from its retainer on the pedal mounting bracket, then tie a length of string to the end of the cable.

6 Return to the engine compartment, release the cable grommet from the bulkhead and withdraw the cable. When the end of the cable appears, untie the string and leave it in position - it can then be used to draw the cable back into position on refitting.

Refitting
7 Tie the string to the end of the cable, then use the string to draw the cable into position through the bulkhead. Once the cable end is visible, untie the string, then clip the outer cable into its pedal bracket retainer, and clip the inner cable into position in the pedal end.

The remaining procedure is a reversal of removal, but adjust it as follows.

Adjustment
8 Remove the spring clip from the accelerator outer cable. Ensuring that the throttle cam is fully against its stop, gently pull the cable out of its grommet until all free play is removed from the inner cable.

9 With the cable held in this position, refit the spring clip to the last exposed outer cable groove in front of the rubber grommet and washer. When the clip is refitted and the outer cable is released, there should be only a small amount of free play in the inner cable (see illustration).

7.9 Adjusting the accelerator cable
7.9 Adjusting the accelerator cable

10 Have an assistant depress the accelerator pedal, and check that the throttle cam opens fully and returns smoothly to its stop.

11 For models fitted with automatic transmission refer to Chapter 7, Part B.


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