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removing 'kick-down cable' on TH350

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Jim Johnson, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. Jim Johnson

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    removing \'kick-down cable\' on TH350

    I currently do not use it, and it has been cut off about 6" up from the transmission.

    I currently have a leak coming from the cable ( dripping on front driveshaft). I just put on a TCI Aluminum Trans cover, so it is not the trans pan leaking.

    I removed it ( kick down cable) and put some red RTV silicone around it and it is still leaking, also it had a crack in the plastic where the bolt hole holds it to the transmission

    Can I simply remove it and plug the hole?
     
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    Re: removing \'kick-down cable\' on TH350

    what kind of plug are you talking about? what i would do is go to the bone yard and find one in any vehicle with a th350 and cut the cable right above the plastic part that bolts to the tranny and use that as your plug
     
  3. Jim Johnson

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    Re: removing \'kick-down cable\' on TH350

    I was just thinking about plugging it with some sort of bolt with silicone on it???????
     
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    Re: removing \'kick-down cable\' on TH350

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    I was just thinking about plugging it with some sort of bolt with silicone on it???????

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    no you cannot do that it has a thin metal bar that comes up through it for one and no you can not just silicone it. if you want to plug it try the way i mentioned above
     
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    Re: removing \'kick-down cable\' on TH350

    I dunno, I'd just cut the cable short, pull the center out of it, and silicon it. Just don't leave the cable portion in it or it could fall back into the tranny. You could also just get a rubber plug and stick it in the hole.
     
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    Re: removing \'kick-down cable\' on TH350

    the metal wire is still in it, however it does move some but feels to be attached. Can I simply pull it out somehow?

    I am sure this cable was used for something at one time - I just do not want to mess anything up trying to fix a litte leak......
     
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    Re: removing \'kick-down cable\' on TH350

    You'll have to drop the pan to unhook the cable. I have taken mine out.
     
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    Re: removing \'kick-down cable\' on TH350

    FWIW, I'm considering hooking mine up to a PTO cable actuator so that I can manually engage it when ever I want "performance parameters". Not high on my list since I don't see much need in a rock crawler. Still, it would be cool if I ever get my steering rate up to snuff and start playing more on the fast stuff.
     
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    Re: removing \'kick-down cable\' on TH350

    Just goto autozone and buy a new 1,
    with out you will have no passing gear,
    and to unhook it or hook it up
    the pan dosent need to be dropped,
    Its realy worth the money spent on a new cable
    to have a passing gear /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  10. Jim Johnson

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    Re: removing \'kick-down cable\' on TH350

    I am really not concerened about passing gear, offroad only....I just want to stop my transmission from leaking /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: removing \'kick-down cable\' on TH350

    i cut off the old cable and filled in the hole with JB weld. it made a very nice plug. it has a bolt to hold it in too.

    couldnt your passing gear still be engaged by dropping the shifter down one notch?
     
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    Re: removing \'kick-down cable\' on TH350

    if you want to pass just drop it in to 2nd on the column till you pass.
     
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    Re: removing \'kick-down cable\' on TH350

    Shifting down is only marginally effective. The kick down selects what are sometimes called "performance parameters" for the trans. This results in higher line pressures, harder/faster shifts, and higher shift points. It's not just a "kick down" that shifts down a gear...
     

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