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    Re: Caddy 500 Carb Questions

    I'll check tomorrow about the light. It is adjustable, so I'll also try adjusting it to where it has just a bit of slack in it. Could this be affecting my gas pedal to throttle action as well?

    I'll get a picture tomorrow.

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    Re: Caddy 500 Carb Questions

    Nope, the cruise controll chain being too long won't hurt a thing except the cruise working. If it is too short it could keep the throttle closing all the way, but then it'd be really tight.

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    Re: Caddy 500 Carb Questions

    Okay, checked it all out today, and completly understand how it is supposed to work. The problem is the vacuum canister thing that is supposed to pull the cruise control chain in doesn't work, so when I hit the gas the chain just gains slack, but doesn't get it taken up by the vacuum canister. If I am correct, I will need a new one of the vacuum canister things, becuase it is supposed to take in any slack given to the chain by my hitting the accelerator, so when I want to engage cruise it just "locks" the chain where it currently is in relation to how much gas I give it, via throttle cable, right?

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    Re: Caddy 500 Carb Questions

    I'm not too familiar with the workings of cruise control, but the cruise control should actively pull on the chain if you're going up a hill or something.

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    Re: Caddy 500 Carb Questions

    Yeah, I understand it, and it isn't working. Will have to search some junkyards or look for an OEM replacement.

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