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89 Cherokee kickdown not working

My 89 Cherokee with the inline 6 4.0 seems gutless and doesn't kickdown when I step on it. Do I need a new cable or are there some things I can try to fix it first? And how do I do it?

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  • Ruin1721 Jun 02, 2009

    Ok I'll check that ASAP and and let you know if it helps, thanks for the help.

  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    Check the cable for free operation and proper adjustment before doing anything else.



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There should be an adjustment on the cable from the throttle body to the trans. If adjustment can be made, shorten it in small increments, unless you find it detached or broken.

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