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Detent cable how do i adjust the detent cable on a 87 chevy 350 truck. I had to change it and now it wont shift right. thank you laurie

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If it is kicking down too soon into passing gear you have to adjust it out, if you can floor it and it won't kick down then you have to tighten it. Could be a couple different ways, but probably on the bracket that holds it and the throttle cables is two nuts that can used to let it in or out. If is a stationary mount, they do sell after market kick down cables, or you can modify yout self. I've seen many old trucks with a cable that "stretched out". Bracket bent, or the spring gave out on the mount and the cable is now long, use a small nut, and bolt in the front of the cable hook up to make it shorter. Just use a lock washer if ou do this.

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  • clbzippo Jun 13, 2011

    ok so they way the shop told me and i have done it is have a second person to help u have then press on the gas peddle intill it goes to the floor and hold it and then you gotta use the kickdown cable adjuster tabe it is located on the side of it you may need a screw driver to press the tab in you will not your fare a nuff when the kickdown cable sides up what you do then is you stay on the tab and you side the tab back to the cab of the truck or car intill the kickdown cable is tight as can be if you have any slack in it you can burn up your 700r4 transmission and then take it for a test drive if your shift points are about 15 to 20 mph going into second and 26-32 third and about 42-48 forth then it is right if you still dont think it is right take it to a transmission shop and ask them to show you

  • clbzippo Jun 13, 2011

    you can also go to this site if my other posting didnt help you or you want to make sure your doing it right



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