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Safety Recall #970

Throttle Cable
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Date: July 2001

Models: 1994-1996 (BR/BE) Dodge Ram Truck with diesel engine

NOTE: This recall applies only to the above vehicles equipped with a 5.9L Cummins turbo diesel engine ('C" in the 8th VIN Position).

IMPORTANT: Some of the involved vehicles may be in dealer used vehicle inventory. Dealers should complete this recall service on these vehicles before retail delivery. Dealers should also perform this recall on vehicles in for service. Involved vehicles can be determined by using the DIAL VIP System.


The throttle control cable on about 157,000 of the above vehicles may fray and eventually break. A frayed throttle control cable may not allow the throttle to return to the idle position. In addition, the throttle control linkage joints may corrode and cause the throttle to bind or stick. Either of the above conditions could increase the truck's stopping distance and cause an accident without warning.


The throttle control cable, throttle linkage rod ends and linkage ball studs must be replaced.

Parts Information:

Part Number        Description
CANZ9700         Throttle Control Cable & Linkage Package

Each package contains the following components:
   Quantity      Description
        1            Throttle control cable
        2            Throttle rod ball studs
        2            Throttle rod ball stud nuts
        1            Throttle control cable ball stud
        1            Throttle control cable ball stud nut
        1            Short R/H threaded rod end
        1            Short L/H threaded rod end
        1            Long R/H threaded rod end
        1            Throttle return spring

Each dealer to whom vehicles in the recall were invoiced (or the current dealer at the same street address) will receive enough Throttle Control Cable & Linkage Packages to service about 10% of those vehicles.

Service Procedure:

NOTE: The service procedure is a large file (234 K).


Use one of the following labor operation numbers and time allowances:

   Labor Operation Number   Time Allowance 
Replace throttle control cable and throttle linkage (with automatic transmission) 14-97-01-82 1.1 hours
Replace throttle control cable and throttle linkage (with manual transmission) 14-97-01-83 1.0 hours

Add the cost of the recall parts package plus applicable dealer allowance to your claim.

NOTE: See the Warranty Administration Manual, Recall Claim Processing Section, for complete recall claim processing instructions.

Parts Return:      Not required

Thanks to Bob Bergevin and Barry Drodge for supplying this Recall information.

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