Overgreased??

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by chipk1, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. chipk1

    chipk1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 393

    Think I overgreased my throttle cable. It keeps loosing RPMS every 30 seconds or so and I have to keep bumping them up again?? Any way to get the grease back out of a cable??
     
  2. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,465

    I don't know what model or make your talking about. But for most cables the tension can be adjusted at the pivot point of the lever. Tighten up the bolt and or nut.
     
  3. olyman

    olyman LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,649

    as khouse said--throttle on the snapper was sticking--so pulled it out--and filled with 90w--then put back together--smmooooooooth--and had to tighten the tension---
     
  4. steve45

    steve45 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,325

    If there is no friction adjustment, you can twist the cable core half a turn, which will give more drag.
     
  5. chipk1

    chipk1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 393

    Old gravely 36" walk behind. I mean old, early 90's. Has kaw fb460v engine. Where would friction adjustment be? All I see is a spring on the engine end.
     
  6. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,465

    Well your looking at the wrong end. Look at the pivot point of the throttle lever. Is the throttle a lever or push/pull knob?
     
  7. chipk1

    chipk1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 393

    It is a lever.
     
  8. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,465

    Look at th pivot point of the lever. Tighten that bolt or nut.
     

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