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Throttle cable on a 95 grand am has recently come lose, looking for tips on tightening it if possible. I can't see anything wrong with the cable itself so not sure if I should replace or just tighten

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Most throttle cable have a tensioner nearby the throttle body. Run your finger down the line and look for a bulk in the line thats either open with no cover, or covered. If its covered, and easily removable, remover it and there should be two nuts there. Tighten the back nut, i believe.

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