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a tv adjustment question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Rustbucket, Dec 6, 2003.

  1. Rustbucket

    Rustbucket Registered Member

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    I just put a shift kit in my 700 r4 and then did the automatic tv cable adjustment. The thing shifts alot firmer than it did before which is a good thing. The question I have is that now I have a little flair for lack of a better word between 2 and 3 gears. It's not much, but it's there. I did a search and about went cross-eyed reading everything I could find. It seems that someone said to manually move the cable a notch at a time to fine tune it, but I can't remember which way they said. Is this something that I can adjust out or will I just have to live with it? Oh yeah, it won't kick down into "passing" gear on the interstate. I hope I've given enough inf to get some help, if not just let me know and I'll add what ever I need to. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I am about to install a different tranny pan on mine tomorrow and I also need to adjust the TV cable before I install my governor weight kit. How do you do the self adjusting thing?
     
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    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    The way I adjusted mine when I installed my TBI spacer was to just push the tab in on the back side of the plate that holds the throttle cable and tv cable, and then cycle the throttle (by hand, at the carb/tbi) to wide open.

    I'm not sure if that's what he means by "self-adjusting," but it seems to have worked alright for me.
     
  5. 88Silverado

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    The farther the cable is pulled out the harder the shifts and the later the shifts. Your basically increasing pressure in the trans valve body. Worse thing to do is have it set too light where the clutches are slipping from not enough pressure. You will toast the trans in short order. I use a pressure gauge to set my on. If you didnt change anything at the carb connection, the setting should be OK.

    You can read this also. One of the better writeups on how things really work and why setting is critical.
    TV setup 101
     

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