Holden Jackaroo

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 13, 2006 at 16:02
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Hi guys. Well I have finally "dunit" and bought a low Km (67k) Holden Jackaroo 3lt turbo, great little 4wd but I am having a little trouble with throttle control over rough ground (touchy pedal). I have a question concerning a "throttle up"" control for the Jackaroo. I had one on my HiLux and it made it very convenient over rough ground but the Jackaroo dont have one. Does anyone know where I can get an aftermarket control from? I have been to my local Holden dealer who sent me to TJM, the Holden dealer said "we send all our fleet cars to TJM to have them fitted" the TJM rep said "whats a throttle up control?" Any help would be appreciated.

Adrian
Mount Isa
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Reply By: signman - Tuesday, Jun 13, 2006 at 16:51

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2006 at 16:51
Is it the 3.0l tdi 4JX1 engine???
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Follow Up By: Adrian F - Tuesday, Jun 13, 2006 at 19:34

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2006 at 19:34
Yes it is the 4JX1 engine.

Adrian
Mount Isa
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Follow Up By: signman - Tuesday, Jun 13, 2006 at 20:20

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2006 at 20:20
uh..oh
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Follow Up By: Adrian F - Tuesday, Jun 13, 2006 at 21:39

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2006 at 21:39
why uh..oh?

Adrian
Mount Isa
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Follow Up By: signman - Wednesday, Jun 14, 2006 at 09:12

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2006 at 09:12
Morning Adrian
Suggest you check out australia4wd.com
There is a group for Jackaroo, Frontera & Rodeo Owners
And a Forum specifically for the 4JX1
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Follow Up By: signman - Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 11:01

Monday, Jun 19, 2006 at 11:01
Adrian
Did you follow up that 4JX1 (Jackaroo) forum I suggested???
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Follow Up By: Adrian F - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 19:42

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 19:42
Yes I did thanks It is a very informative forum already learnt lots. Thanks for the tip
Adrian
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Reply By: boogyman - Tuesday, Jun 13, 2006 at 20:38

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2006 at 20:38
may be arb could help. i think it is called a manual idle adjuster, maybe youd have better luck calling it that.
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Reply By: jackablue - Tuesday, Jun 13, 2006 at 21:04

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2006 at 21:04
You can always rest your foot against the sidewall, that usually helps to not stab the accelerator on rough stuff.
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Reply By: Spudley - Tuesday, Jun 13, 2006 at 22:30

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2006 at 22:30
My 2002 3.0 litre turbo diesel (bought it at government auctions 2 years ago) is a manual. I also had a jerky throttle problem when i first got it and assumed it was just how they went as i didn't know any diferent. Is yours auto or manual? I was told by one auto owner that he ditched his manual for the auto specifically because he got so bleep off with the jerky throttle and the auto 'smothed it out'. Anyway, turns out Jackaroos of this type have been having injector problems all over australia. I had the 'o' rings renewed under warrantee 3 times and it was still jerky. It also used to smoke a lot which was another 'o' ring tel-tale problem. Anyway, Holden eventually came up with a new injector test apparatus and on testing my car with it, honourably honoured the warrantee and replaced the entire set of injectors. (Thanks Holden, it goes OK now). Well it also cured the jerky throttle and made it really nice to drive. Assuming yours (low k's) is still under warantee, better start pestering your favourite holden dealer! Oh yeah, they are an amazing 4wd, great value for money given the technology you get and the off road capability is very good. Have fun! p.s. re the "throttle up", I haven't got one either but I understand that when you put the transfer case into low-range, the 'fly-by-wire' throttle effectively gets re-callibrated and becomes less less sensitive making it better for rough terrain. I could be wrong but mine seems to do this.
Regards.........
Spudley.
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Reply By: Mazdan - Wednesday, Jun 14, 2006 at 15:15

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2006 at 15:15
I have never heard of this being called a throttle up...........I had no idea what you were on about for a while there.

I think you mean a hand throttle.........another way is to simply get used to driving your vehicle..........just a matter of experience........although sounds like u may have a case if there are issues as suggested above by various people.
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