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TV cable question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Trigger, Jul 16, 2003.

  1. Trigger

    Trigger Registered Member

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    How much slack is suppose to be in the cable? If I push it from one side to the other (towards each fender) it has about 1" of movement in it.
     
  2. scrappyk5

    scrappyk5 1/2 ton status

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    can i add to this.
    if the tv cable is not adjusted properly, would it
    cause the truck not to go into overdrive ?
     
  3. boz42

    boz42 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    trigger that is too much slack & scrappy i believe that could cause it not to go into OD. my tv cable has no slack in it when the engine is not running ( or the throttle is closed).
     
  4. 88Silverado

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    Usually the TV cable is set to where there is 2-3lbs of pressure over the base idle pressure. As the cable is pulled out (as the throttle is open) it applies more progressive pressure too the clutches. No tension on the cable will allow the clutches to slip under load and burn them up really fast.
    A pressure gage makes setup real easy. Heres a link with more info.


    TV Cable setup

    http://www.73-87.com/garage/tvcable.htm]TV Cable setup_2
     

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