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Need a diagram or maybe a picture of passing gear cable setup

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My 1984 Chevy C10 pickup wont kick down in passing gear

I will assume you have a TH350 transmission? If it won't go into passing gear when you floor it, will it go into passing gear when you manually downshift 1 gear? If it does then most likely either your shift cable came out of adjustment or your throttle body may be clogged preventing it from shifting automatically when you press the gas.

Jun 12, 2017 | Cars & Trucks


Throttle Valve Cable Ajustment on a 2nd Gen Dodge Ram

<b> <p>Before you begin:<br /></b> <p>This tip is to show second generation Dodge Ram truck owners with the automatic transmission how to properly adjust the shift points of their transmission. These pictures are from my 1999 Ram 1500<br /> <p>with the 5.9 liter V-8 engine. When I bought my truck, I quickly decided I didn't like the factory set shift points. It shifted too soon under light and medium throttle...and passing gear/kickdown required a lot of gas pedal to achieve. My desire was to have the 1-2 shift and the 2-3 shift occur at a higher road speed/<br /> <p>engine rpm and to have a more sensitive kickdown. In my case, this was accomplished by adjusting the transmission throttle pressure cable only 1/4" (0.25 inches). What is the throttle pressure cable? Between the throttle linkage and the driver's side of the transmission there is a cable that causes a valve inside the transmission to move in relation to throttle position (gas pedal position). This cable is also referred to as the Throttle Valve (T.V.) cable.<br /> <p> <br /> <p>What does it do? The T.V. cable moves the throttle valve in the transmission.....which in turn controls THREE things: <br /> <p> <br /> <p>1) the transmission line pressure and <br /> <p>2) the transmission shift timing and<br /> <p>3) the transmission kickdown (or passing gear). Many people mistakenly believe it only performs function number three.<br /><b> <p> <br /> <p>Very important:<br /></b> <p> <br /> <p>l More throttle opening = HIGHER line pressure and LATER, FIRMER shifts.<br /> <p>l Less throttle opening = LOWER line pressure and EARLIER, SOFTER shifts.<br /> <p>l WOT (Wide Open Throttle) = MAXIMUM line pressure and FIRM shifts at the engine <b>redline</b>.<br /> <p> <br /> <br /> Even though this walkthrough is for 2nd gen Ram's, most cars and trucks with automatic transmissions will have similar T.V.C. setup and adjustment.<br /> <br /> <br /> This picture shows the location of the throttle pressure cable adjustment<br /> <p> <br /> <img src="kacomstock.png" /> <br /> <br /> Here's a close up of the bracket and adjustment mechanism<br /> <br /> <img src="kacomstock.jpg" /> <br /> <p>Here's what the locking clip actually looks like:<br /><b> <p> <br /> <p>When removing this clip, be aware that it is plastic and be careful that you don't break the tabs off when prying on them.<br /> <p> <br /> <p> <br /></b> <br /> <img src="kacomstock_0.png" /> <br /> <br /> Here is a close up of the T.V. cable and locking teeth.<br /> <br /> <br /> <img src="kacomstock_1.png" /> <br /> <br /> <p>For LATER, FIRMER shifts, slide the cable housing further OUT of (rearward) the locking mechanism. Attempting to make the shifts too late and firm will result in undesirably harsh shifts under light throttle.<br /> <p> <br /> <p>For EARLIER, SOFTER shifts, slide the cable housing further INTO (forward) the locking mechanism. Attempting to make the shifts too early will result in excessive transmission slippage during shifts, especially at medium and heavy throttle.<br /><b> <p> <br /> <p>WARNING: Going too far in either direction will cause trouble!!<br /> <p> <br /> <p> <br /> <p> <br /> </b><img src="kacomstock_2.png" /> <br /> <p>BEFORE you begin, make note of the cable position so you have that as the stock reference point.<br /><b> <p> <br /> <p>Make your adjustments in small increments of about 1/8" (0.125")<br /></b> <p> <br /> <p>At a fixed throttle position...say 1/4 throttle....every 1/8" of cable adjustment will change the shift points by a few miles per hour. At a greater throttle opening...say 3/4 throttle... that same 1/8" of cable adjustment will make more of a difference.<br /> <p> <br /> <p>When you're finished adjusting, replace the locking clip and road test it. Pay close attention to the light and medium throttle shift firmness and timing.<br />

on Apr 02, 2011 | Dodge Ram Cars & Trucks

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How to adjust your clutch cable on hyundai atos prime

Wow, I cannot believe the rubbish answers posted here.
It has a simple cable setup. The slack adjuster is on the end of the cable on the gearbox side. Just where the cable passes through the mounting on the gearbox on its way to the lever.
Just turn it to take up the slack.

Dec 17, 2013 | 2007 Hyundai Atos Prime

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How to adjust passing gear

A/T car (not shifter cable quesiton, but...)
the Throttle valve passing gear. (aka detent, TV, and pass cable)
my guess this is an ASM question, ?
what year, car. a 40 year span !
what trans. (lots of trans used, in many years)
on newer cars this cable is not present the TCM brain does this.
for sure the Honda FSM is one of the best in the world.
chapter 14 is and amazing piece of work.
at random page 14-1 is the index for 1992 to 1995 (i roll dice)
the index says, 14-128 Pg.
it states: set free play page 14-123
then states the throttle cable must be adjusted first. !
14-129 is the final step. ... so its not a 1 line answer,
you can read it here, at the link below. the full fsm older that year 2000......
not stating year, is bad.

Nov 18, 2013 | Honda Civic Cars & Trucks

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Passing gear

no year,? a 1973 civic? id bet not.. but......
many of these cars, have 4speed, A/T some are M/T
passing gear is A/T so on many there is a P/S or N/S switch
on the console. that sets the shift points, normal or racing....
depending year, the older cars had a passing gear cable.
that can be sticking or broke or adjusted wrong.
no year, no joy, is my ploy, no joke.

Nov 18, 2013 | Honda Civic Cars & Trucks

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"87' Dodge Ram" The passing gear that is attached to my carburetor, makes my accelerator extremely tense. If it was unhooked what would be my results from this?

What you call a passing gear is in fact a kick down cable and should only work when you push the accelerator to the floor. It increases engine rpm at the same time it shifts the gears back a gear to allow for acceleration. If you unhook it then there will be no shift of the gear so you will be struggling in the drive gear and it will be useless. . Fix and adjust the cable and you will find that it works really good.

Oct 28, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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Got a turbo 700 wit akickdown cable and it wont shift from 2nd to 3rd. any ideas

The 700 comes in several variations. That depends upon what they are installed in and the year.
Early units use that cable (what you called a kickdown cable) not only to "kick down" a gear when passing, but also to control line pressure inside the transmission. The cable is adjusted by pushing in on the button that's on top of the cable end just behind where it passes through the mount near the carb or throttle body (depends on what you have). While pushing it down, push in on the small part that is on the other side of it around the cable itself. Once that's pushed all the way in, manually open the throttle by hand all the way. The part you pushed out should ratchet out and adjust itself. (Holley and ATI have pretty good diagrams and measurements on their websites, valuable especially if doing a conversion, but it applies even to stock units) If you already have done that then the next thing to check is the governor as that also modulates line pressure with speed. A sticking valve inside the valve body (do not take it apart unless you have done trans work or have a very good diagram) or, a seal failure inside the unit (needs rebuild). If when you remove the trans pan, you find burned oil or lots of magnetic or non magnetic debris, then the unit is already damaged and no adjustment will help.
Any electronic controls on the unit also need to be tested. (good transmission shops plug in a ride-along computer to check those). Transmissions are not terribly difficult to rebuild but require absolute cleanliness and the right tools as well as good working mechanical knowledge.Most of the better shops will also make up-grades that you wouldn't be aware of. So, if you can't get results by making adjustments or anything I mentioned, have a pro check it the end it will cost you less!!!

Jul 05, 2011 | GMC Blazer Cars & Trucks

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Will the passing gear cable being disconnected affect the inability to exceed 80 m.p.h.?

There is no "passing gear cable" thats the pressure regulator cable, and yes it needs to be connected and adjusted properly.

Jun 27, 2010 | 1995 Honda Accord

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1987 pontiac fiero won't shift out of first gear automatic transmission. engine was just put back together from pieces. vacuume lines are hanging out don't know where to connect.

heres a vaccum diagram and alao make sure the passing gear cable is connect and adjusted if this car has one which i think it does, also check electrical connections are hooked up,heres two diagrams i labeled them, one is for the 2.5 engine and the other for 2.8 engine connect the vaccum line and retry it, hope this helps.d09847a.gifc3e18c5.gif

Apr 28, 2010 | 1987 Pontiac Fiero

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