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I have a 2004 Honda four tracks and the throttle cable is…

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I have a 2004...

I have a 2004 Honda four tracks and the throttle cable is stuck,,,any ideas

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '04 Honda?

250

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

Checked the cable itself undid it and reassembled someone told me to try and spray some wd40 down the cable coverring

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Just if maybe it could be the pin in the carb

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Hi my name is***** will be glad to help. Remove the intake boot to the carb from the air cleaner and watch to see if the slide is moving when running the throttle. If not, unscrew the top cover where the cable goes through and pull it out of the top of the carb and you will see if the cable has broken or is seized. In either case it will need to be replaced. Remove the cover at the throttle control and see if the cable is still attached and moves on that side. Let me know

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