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    Should I replace it or is there a fix to keep it from sticking? Is this a common problem?

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    when you removed it from the zx2 did you kink it in any way?

    is the plastic covering on it still intact?

    is it routed the same way as the zx2 should be?

    has it been doing this since your swap?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dareall View Post
    when you removed it from the zx2 did you kink it in any way?
    Nope. Pulled it off without bending it.

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    is the plastic covering on it still intact?
    The plastic covering near the manifold got brittle(from the heat I'm guessing) and has fallen off but the rest of the plastic is intact.

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    is it routed the same way as the zx2 should be?
    It is routed the same way as the zx2.

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    has it been doing this since your swap?
    This started a few days ago.

    It's not something that happens with consistency although it is getting progressively worse,

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    i am going to go with the throttle cable having dirt in it. With the way the weather has been it is likely adding moisture to the dirt causing this binding. Since the cable is already brittle and cracked at the point you mention then i would just wash it out with soap and water through the cracks in the plastic covering. I usually disconnect the cable from the throttle body and let it hang down to dry out after this. Then as a further measure i spray wd-40 or similar lubricant on there then wipe it all off and finish the cable off with some electrical tape and a zip tie

    ps. check your throttle body for free movement as well. It may be that which is not moving freely to the closed position
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    Quote Originally Posted by dareall View Post
    i am going to go with the throttle cable having dirt in it. With the way the weather has been it is likely adding moisture to the dirt causing this binding. Since the cable is already brittle and cracked at the point you mention then i would just wash it out with soap and water through the cracks in the plastic covering. I usually disconnect the cable from the throttle body and let it hang down to dry out after this. Then as a further measure i spray wd-40 or similar lubricant on there then wipe it all off and finish the cable off with some electrical tape and a zip tie

    ps. check your throttle body for free movement as well. It may be that which is not moving freely to the closed position
    I checked the throttle body and it moves freely.

    Question....my cable looks like the first picture. Is the cable wound in the metal or is there a plastic inner sleeve and then it's wound? If there isn't a plastic sleeve then I'm going to do what you did and see if that helps.

    Thanks Dareall!

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    The plastic is only on the outside. Mine has lost most of the plastic and it sticks slightly too sometimes.

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    Replace it, it's common enough as I have swapped it out for a new one twice already. Over time it drags against the shielding inside, and the resistance you feel in the pedal is the loose debris catching the cable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChillinZX View Post
    Replace it, it's common enough as I have swapped it out for a new one twice already. Over time it drags against the shielding inside, and the resistance you feel in the pedal is the loose debris catching the cable.
    Who sells a new one? I'm guessing Tasca? I looked on their site and they have various ones. Part number?

    Would it be advisable to take it apart and try and get some silicon lubricant inside the metal sleeve?

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