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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:00 pm 
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Gday i was just looking over my engine and i found this snapped spring just hanging off one of its hooks. Whats it for, and can this stuff or bugger anything up?

 

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:16 pm 
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Supposed to pull the throttle shut when the accelerator is released i think
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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:24 pm 
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ohk thx il go down to repco and get a new one

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:27 pm 
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better luck at a wreckers

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:20 pm 
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Its just a return spring, and a Ford only part. So go to a Ford dealer.

Doesn't do much apart from give the pedal a bit more feel. Without it, the accelerator pedal will tend to be very light and touchy, if you like that.

When mine snapped, the snapped end got caught on something and held the throttle at WOT. Now that was interesting! :D
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Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:24 pm 
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When mine snapped, the snapped end got caught on something and held the throttle at WOT. Now that was interesting! :D


And to think how many of these cars were sold to people who, unlike yourself, wouldnt have known what to do!! Scary...

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:43 pm 
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Its just a return spring, and a Ford only part. So go to a Ford dealer.

Doesn't do much apart from give the pedal a bit more feel. Without it, the accelerator pedal will tend to be very light and touchy, if you like that.

When mine snapped, the snapped end got caught on something and held the throttle at WOT. Now that was interesting! :D
you'd get it for free at a wrecker... :lol: especialy pick n payless.. they wouldnt even bother charging for such a tiny part... :lol: 1st time ive heard of them snapping before.. never happened to me in the near 5 years ive had my fairmont.. :wink:

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:53 pm 
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I have snapped one, as said it serves to supplement the return spring on the actual TB.
Without it it does not fully return though, most springs of a similar dimension will do, I made do for a while by re-bending the end that snapped.

 

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arm79 wrote:
When mine snapped, the snapped end got caught on something and held the throttle at WOT. Now that was interesting! :D


And to think how many of these cars were sold to people who, unlike yourself, wouldnt have known what to do!! Scary...


I would have thought just turning the engine off like I did would have been the most logical thing to do.

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arm79 wrote:
Its just a return spring, and a Ford only part. So go to a Ford dealer.

Doesn't do much apart from give the pedal a bit more feel. Without it, the accelerator pedal will tend to be very light and touchy, if you like that.

When mine snapped, the snapped end got caught on something and held the throttle at WOT. Now that was interesting! :D
you'd get it for free at a wrecker... :lol: especialy pick n payless.. they wouldnt even bother charging for such a tiny part... :lol: 1st time ive heard of them snapping before.. never happened to me in the near 5 years ive had my fairmont.. :wink:


Its a consumerable. A piece of metal that gets old and fatigues over time. The last thing I'd be wanting to do is replace my broken one with one that is aready 10 to 13 years old.
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Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 5:05 pm 
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arm79 wrote:
I would have thought just turning the engine off like I did would have been the most logical thing to do.



Wouldnt the steering wheel lock up?
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Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:09 pm 
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arm79 wrote:
I would have thought just turning the engine off like I did would have been the most logical thing to do.



Wouldnt the steering wheel lock up?


dont turn it to lock and remove the key :)

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:28 pm 
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**turn's key to lock, remove's the key and bails**"
atleast my engine wont rev @ wot :D

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:37 pm 
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you know i aint ever seen one on a mpfi falcon before,,mines never had one

 

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