I hopped in the 97 last weekend and fired it up and it immediately jumped to ~2500 RPM and idled there. I shut it off quickly and let it set a second and fired it back up and it started and idled normally. I did not touch the gas pedal in the midst of all of this. My cable is original to the best of my knowledge(purchased truck with 140K, currently at 145K) and the outher black sheething is cracked in one spot and peeling off some, but the cable inside is not rusted or otherwise coroded. This is the first time I have had this issue since purchase last September and I have not had any "sticky throttle" issues like were reported by others here this past winter even when the temp dipped into single digits.