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700r4 tranny problem

Ok, so i just bought a 1987 Scottsdale c10 with a 350 and a 700r4 transmission, both of which were just rebuilt together around 5000 miles ago. A buddy and i took our trucks off roading, and after we were done i noticed that my truck wouldn't go over 25mph. after closer inspection i noticed that my kick down cable broke off from the trottle body, so i took a wire clothes hanger and rigged it back to the lever. Now i have to rev high just to get it to shift (dont kno how high no rpm gauge but i would say aound 5k), and if it hasn't shifted then it sounds like a manual tranny trying to catch back up to its self. my first thought after this was that when the kick down cable broke that the other end jammed a check ball so i dropped the trans pan and the valve bodyto check but all good. I know my mechanics but this has me stumped.... any ideas?????

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The kick down has to be adjusted after replacing the kickdown cable go to to get the correct proceedure for the 700r it is a common problem for those transmissons.

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