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Hi guys,

New to to the forum so nice to meet you all

Have a couple of issues with my T4, throttle cable went on me recently and having purchased a new one realised it wasn't right. Since found out that the cable is obsolete (has some kind of sensor at the top). Have managed to put a fix on it with a couple of jubilee clips and gorilla tape but not sure how long it will last, anyone know of where I can get a replacement or is there a better fix I can do?

Also more of an issue is I think when I unclipped the throttle cable I've knocked something on the diesel pump, which is now leaking. Stuck it in the local garage (not a van specialist) and they didn't wan't to know saying that breaking the pump from the engine was a pretty big job. Basically told me that it wouldn't be worth it considering the age of the van etc.I've got the van back from them now and its sat on the drive, I'm fearing the worst but hoping that something can be done.

Any help advice would be good, I'm in South Wales near Caerphilly if this helps

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There was a thread like this a couple of weeks ago.
They don't make them anymore and a LHD cable won't fit.
Good luck getting it sorted.
 

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throttle cable went on me recently and having purchased a new one realised it wasn't right. Since found out that the cable is obsolete (has some kind of sensor at the top). Have managed to put a fix on it with a couple of jubilee clips and gorilla tape but not sure how long it will last, anyone know of where I can get a replacement or is there a better fix I can do?
I'm guessing the replacement cable you have is for a t4a / pre '96? as they dont have wiring connected (iirc, for the egr switch) to the throttle cable where it mounts to the bulkhead.
from your comment about jubilee-clips I'm guessing the cables spring/damper had failed? the jubilee-clip fix is usually better than replacing the cable (y)

Also more of an issue is I think when I unclipped the throttle cable I've knocked something on the diesel pump, which is now leaking. Stuck it in the local garage (not a van specialist) and they didn't wan't to know saying that breaking the pump from the engine was a pretty big job. Basically told me that it wouldn't be worth it considering the age of the van etc.I've got the van back from them now and its sat on the drive, I'm fearing the worst but hoping that something can be done.
check the pump as the fuel feed & return fittings can loosen (rare) and the feed & return pipes can leak.
there are other common failure points,
the seal that the throttle-shaft runs in the pump casing / under the cable mount quadrant?
and
the main driveshaft seal (behind the cambelt pulley)
and one of several 'O' ring seals on the pump....


as an aside,you know about puttin the radiator into 'service position'? givesmuch needed extra room around the front of the engine...

Rich.
 

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These guys might be worth contacting for the cable, especially if the old one is handy for them to copy.

Speedy Cables | Automotive Instrument Repair - Mechanical Cables
Anyone used the above company ? I have a 98 s reg and the instrument cluster just does what it wants, at the moment nothing are working at all? I have read of dry solder joints but sure I read after a certain year they couldn’t be done and replacement is the only option?
or is there a fuse that could make them all go off?
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This might not help but I had a problem with the clocks not zeroing when the engine was turned off, or the dials moving to ridiculous values like 4000rpm when I was doing 30mph.

I hope this isn't the same as yours, but mine turned out to be the battery had been disconnected accidentally whilst the engine was running during a service, and this screws the cluster (MotoMeter or something). It didn't always show up and I spent months trying to figure it out.

In the end I bought a 2nd hand cluster and had the odometer reset to my existing values so I couldn't be accused of 'clocking' it. If you have to buy a 2nd unit, try and get the sellers to reset the miles as part of the deal as it's a pita to get done afterwards.

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Koojo

This might not help but I had a problem with the clocks not zeroing when the engine was turned off, or the dials moving to ridiculous values like 4000rpm when I was doing 30mph.

I hope this isn't the same as yours, but mine turned out to be the battery had been disconnected accidentally whilst the engine was running during a service, and this screws the cluster (MotoMeter or something). It didn't always show up and I spent months trying to figure it out.

In the end I bought a 2nd hand cluster and had the odometer reset to my existing values so I couldn't be accused of 'clocking' it. If you have to buy a 2nd unit, try and get the sellers to reset the miles as part of the deal as it's a pita to get done afterwards.

Good Luck
mine does do that! Sometimes speedo is at 30mph while switched off, or the clock (as it hasn’t got a rev counter ) goes round 3times as fast as it should...
now It does nothing across any of the dials I’m using sat nav for my speed.... the joy of old vans 😂
 

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Hullo
Please don't take it as gospel that this is what's wrong - 2nd hand clusters are expensive.
You won't be able to avoid researching this because there are other considerations like the ECU recognising the cluster. I was lucky as my MSA15 ECU isn't twinned with the cluster and simply uses it as a display module - though the total distance is held within the cluster.
I honestly do not understand the relationship between clusters, ECUs and immobilizers. If I was in your position, I would find out exactly what model cluster you have and contact a specialist firm as you could have it tested first.
It was the single most frustrating thing I've had to track down in the last 5 years and I was sidetracked by forums suggesting it was wiring loom issues, or poor solder joints etc. It really sucks.
Ciao
 
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