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Hello All !

I have a 1996 T-bird with the 3.8 V6. Had a problem on Wednesday with my accelerator sticking (driving an out of control Thunderbird is NOT fun) but alas I'm ok and so is the car....

Anyways after popping the hood and checking the throttle cable it appears to be jamming or sticking and needs to be replaced before it's safe to drive again. Apparently Ford has discontinued this part and so far I have had no luck looking for an after-market replacement. Any ideas here ????

Last course of action would be to pull it from a Thunderbird at a wrecking yard, but I'd rather get a new part just to be on the safe side.
 

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Test one at a junk yard and if its good grab it. Disconnect it from the TB and see how easily & smooth it glides.. That's what ide do...
 

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Agreed. Double check the TB to make sure the linkage is moving freely.

Joe
 

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Throttle Cable alternative

My cable snapped about 9 months ago and I couldn't find a good source either. I ended up adapting a '98 mustang assembly (cable, housing, and TB bracket) because the parts were still available from Ford. Just an option...
 
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