Sport Throttle Cable Binding

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by lawnstriper23, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. lawnstriper23

    lawnstriper23 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Any ideas how to fix a throttle cable that is sticking? This issue just started to happen last night when I was cooling Sporto down after mowing. I just got done mowing and I usually throttle down the engine to "cool down" a bit before turnin it off. Well, the throttle lever keeps binding up about half way and I am unable to throttle all the way down.
    Hopefully this makes sense. I will snap some pix if necessary. I am trying to fix it myself as it is a pain in the arse to load up Sporto on the trailer to drag it up to the dealer.
     
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
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    Please email me a pic of where you think it is binding .
     
  3. lawnstriper23

    lawnstriper23 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Not too sure where it is binding. I know the throttle lever doesn't want to stay in the lowest idle position. I will snap some pix next time Sporto is out..
     
  4. lawnstriper23

    lawnstriper23 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Fixed it :)
    Must have backed into something because the throttle plate was bend a bit and was rubbing againest the choke plate. All fixed and now it's time for a :drinkup:
     
  5. Sport42

    Sport42 LawnSite Member
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    I always thought lowering throttle on an air cooled engine ran them hotter, and they ran the coolest on full throttle?

    I have also heard mixed advice on at what rpm or throttle to shut off the mower...
     
  6. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    Oh... gotta be careful, next time you will know.

    Pj
     

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