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How to adjust the kickdown cable

My problems is that my van takes a few seconds to work when I put in reverse but when the van has normal temperature it shift normal, why? I did not know that kickdown cable needs to be adjust so what I did I removed the kickdown cable for clean it and I do not know how to adjust it I just put it back, so I think that that is the problems. thanks for your help.

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There is an electronic module called ECT under the dash that controls the transmission ( a small computer), however if you had your vehicle serviced in the recent past the wiring connector (a 3 Pin connector) under the Drivers side (LHD) just before the T/case could have become loose or the wires broken, check this connector out.

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SOURCE: suddenly automatic transmission would not go into reverse

seems like your gear linkage is either broken or come off, if the linkage is ok then u are looking at a replacement gearbox

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