Mark VIII 1996 throttle won't open WOT

Lincoln Mark VIII

  1. Winchester

    Winchester New LVC Member

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    At WOT, the primary butterfly opens say 75% and the secondary only 25%. The throttle cable will not go any further, so what's wrong? Bent cable bracket? OBD2 says something like 75% open throttle. The car runs nice, but since it's my first one I can't compare if it's lazy at WOT or not. The 2" thick shop manual suggests to get 1996 Ford Car/Truck On-Board Diagnostics II Powertrain Control/Emissions manual to figure out respective problems, but ordering it will take at least two weeks. Please help.
     
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    Problem solved. TV cable was too loose. Previous owner (67 years) most likely wanted to have high gas mileage. Now when cable adjuster is moved 7 steps "in", secondary is almost wide at WOT.

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