Toro Line trimmer Trottle Cable


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Old 04-08-21, 12:36 PM
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Toro Line trimmer Trottle Cable

I have a 1980 Toro Commercial Line trimmer (30900) that I bought new that has been well cared for, but also well used. The small throttle cable PN 41-3290 is encased in hard rubber or plastic. The plastic casing has come out of a crimped fitting that is on the engine end, which does not allow me to adjust the idle stop screw properly. I cannot get the original part from ebay or any of my normal sources that get them from Toro. I can try to put it back into the fitting, but the casing is so old I am afraid it is going to disintegrate in the process. Anybody had this happen on another brand cable and found a fix for it?
 
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Old 04-08-21, 02:53 PM
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I just make my own cables. I buy another cable that's longer than what I need and cut it to length.
 
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Old 04-08-21, 03:51 PM
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Well Dane, since this cable (not the casing) is intact, and has two custom ends bonded to it that were probably made by a Japanese robot in 1980, I am pretty sure the only thing I am going to be able to do myself is repair the casing with duct tape and gorilla glue and see how long it holds lol
 
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Many things can be MacGyvered. If you look in the cable section at your big box home center they have ferrules that you can crimp onto cable for your ends.
 
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Dane, in this case it is not the cable itself that is the problem. It is the plastic (or Hard rubber) casing that is breaking up. My thought after your last post was maybe to see if a piece of walk mower control cable could be adapted by cutting it to the right size and then finding matching ferrules like you suggest above. I will keep yoiu posted! Thanks for the suggestion!
 
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Old 04-09-21, 02:28 PM
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I drilled out a small piece of metal tubing to go over the break in the casing, put in some gorrilla glue and crimped it together. It is a tad shorter than I like which restricts the cable (and ferrule) from getting all the way back against the idle adjustment tab, but I can live with that until one turns up on ebay lol
 

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Old 04-10-21, 03:38 PM
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I got brave, cut some notches in the tubing, and bent the tube about 25 degrees. That gave me enough cable to allow the ferrule to drop onto the tab that maintains the idle speed. I now have an idle speed I can live with.
 
 

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