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Gas pedal 1995 mitsu galant with 93k....the gas pedal sticks and the car jerks when yu begin to accelerate....tried lubricating throttle cable and spring...noticed that cable goes through a black box along the firewall....is there a way to adjust tension????

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If it sticks mate be careful can be dangerous the best bet is to replace it for around 30 dollars it may just save yours or another persons life

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