Accelerating cable

  • The accelerator cable in a Jeep is connected to the accelerator pedal and the throttle body.
  • The cable is responsible for transmitting the driver’s input from the pedal to the throttle body, which controls the engine’s speed.
  • The accelerator cable in a Jeep is a metal braided cable that serves as a mechanical link between the gas pedal and the engine’s throttle plate. When the gas pedal is pressed, the cable is pulled and opens the throttle.
  • By applying and releasing pressure on the gas pedal, the driver is able to control the speed.
  • The most common way that accelerator cables fail is that they break. Over time, they can simply weaken with age and use, until they eventually snap.