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Kickdown needed on Turbo 350?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Eric M., Apr 5, 2005.

  1. Eric M.

    Eric M. 1/2 ton status

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    A buddy of mine picked up a cheap 75 GMC 1/2 ton with a 250 6 cyl. to use for work until he saves enough to buy a new truck. This was a 4 speed which was converted to a Turbo 350. All looks good except the kickdown cable isn't long enough to reach the throttle and even if it was, I can't see how to hook it up without trying to scavenge some new throttle linkage parts for this set up.

    Other than no "kicking down" of the trans., will it be bad for the transmission if it isn't hooked up? Should I try to pull the cable 1/2 way out and lock it there to simulate 1/2 throtte all the time?

    Thanks,


    Eric M.
     
  2. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    It isn't needed unless you want the tranny to kick down a gear when you stand on it. Its not like a TV cable on a 700R4. If he wants to kick it down he can do it manually himself.
     
  3. Eric M.

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    Thanks,

    That's what I needed to know. If it'll save him $$, he can learn to downshift manually.

    Eric M.
     

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