Does anyone know where there is a how-to for the Throttle Hang fix. I've searched the boards and checked out the Contour site (which is down) and can't find it. Any one got a link...or know's how to do it.
I speculated that throttle hang was a device that made the manual transmission a little easier to drive for folks who weren't used to one. Being that the l4 was only available with the MTX, and such a large percentage of the V6's were as well, Mercurey wanted to keep it from being an awkward transition for those migrating from automatics-ville.
It is a by product from something wrong with the car. I had my car for 2 years before it had the Trottle Hang problem. So unless I bought it broke from the factory. I do not think Mercury wanted it to happen. Currently my car does it when it wants to.
I have an ATX and have the same throttle hang problem. If I accelerate quickly then take my foot off the gas the RPMs remain high for a good 2 seconds or so before dropping down. I have recently done the TH fix with a copper cap from Home Depot. The hole isn't exactly 7/32nd (I think that's the size) but it seems to be doing the job. Shifting is a little rough in the lower gears, but at the top end the RPMs drop really fast when I take my foot off the gas.
I may try the next size bit to see if that improves the flow without losing the "fix."
It's not really a need. It's just that when I accelerate and then have to slow down all of a sudden, the engine stay revved really high and sounds really funky when it shifts. Also, with the same situation when the care down shifts it rocks forward and makes me feel like I just got out of driving school.
Nah, the fix is really easy. $0.32 for the copper cap. 7/32" drill bit. Pop open the tube, drop the cap. You're good to go. The air tube is held on by one of the funny clamps that you turn the screw and it loosens and tightens. It took me longer to find the copper cap in the Home Depot than it did for me to drill the hole and install it.
I have yet to find any negative affects to the TH fix I have done. I do agree that it has been discussed extensively. You should always do reading on a mod before you do it. I don't think there is any cheaper of a mod though.
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