Subaru Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1985-1996 Repair Guide

Control Cable

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

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Fig. Fig. 1: Cruise control cable between actuator and throttle cam

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Loosen the locknuts securing the cable to the bracket in the engine compartment.
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  5. Detach the cable assembly from the throttle body or carburetor assembly. Remove the cable from the bracket assembly.
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  7. Detach the cable from the actuator pump assembly.
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  9. Remove the cable from the engine compartment.
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To install:
  1. Route the cable in the engine compartment in such a way that the cable does not get in the way of any moving parts, and is routed without any sharp turns which could effect smooth operation.
  2.  
  3. Route the cable through the bracket assembly, and attach the cable to the throttle body or carburetor.
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  5. Attach the cable to the actuator pump.
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  7. Adjust the cable length, and tighten the locknuts.
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  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
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ADJUSTMENT



Sedan, Coupe, Loyale, Wagon and Brat

See Figure 2

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Fig. Fig. 2: Cruise control cable adjustment-Sedan, Coupe, Loyale, Wagon and Brat

The actuator wire cable sagging can be adjusted by changing the position of the actuator-to-pedal bracket mounting bolt. Adjust the bracket so the control cable play is 0.04-0.08 in. (1-2mm). Be sure to adjust the accelerator when the pedal is held in the fully returned position. Be careful not to apply excessive load to the wire cable when adjusting or installing; otherwise the actuator may be deformed or damaged.

XT

See Figure 3

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Fig. Fig. 3: Cruise control cable adjustment-XT

When securing the cable outer end, adjust the clearance between the throttle cam and stop to 0-0.08 in. (0-2mm) using the adjusting nut. Ensure that there is no free play between the throttle cam and the cable.

Do not bend the control cable too sharply; otherwise, it will not operate smoothly. When installing the cam to the inner end of the control cable, do not bend or crush the inner cable.

Legacy and Impreza

See Figure 4

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Fig. Fig. 4: Cruise control cable adjustment-Legacy and Impreza

When securing the cable outer end, adjust the clearance between the throttle cam and the lever to 0.04-0.08 in. (1-2mm) using the adjusting nut. Ensure that there is no free play between the throttle cam and the cable.

Do not bend the control cable too sharply; otherwise, it will not operate smoothly. When installing the cam to the inner end of the control cable, do not bend or crush the inner cable.

SVX

See Figure 5

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Fig. Fig. 5: Cruise control cable adjustment-SVX

When securing the cable outer end, adjust the clearance between the throttle cam and the lever to 0.04-0.08 in. (1-2mm) using the adjusting nut. Ensure that there is no free play between the throttle cam and the cable.

Do not bend the control cable too sharply; otherwise, it will not operate smoothly. When installing the cam to the inner end of the control cable, do not bend or crush the inner cable.

 
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