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88 voyager transmission manual throttle lever shaft(instead of detent cable) sticks not allowing accelerator pedal to be pressed

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Remove the air filter tube, and clean the throttle body with Throttle Body Cleaner and a rag. Make sure all the carbon is removed. DO NOT use Carbuator Cleaner.

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Where is the neutral safety switch at on 2005 buick rendevous

Inside the transmission . An it's called internal mode switch .

The lever assembly-manual shaft detent with internal mode switch (IMS) is a sliding contact electrical switch assembly that corresponds to the PRNDL position selected. Each of the PRNDL positions has a unique ground pattern on four wires from the control module.
The assembly consists of two major components:
• The internal mode switch that consists of:
- The housing (1), which makes up the stationary contacts.
- The insulator (2), which makes up the moving contacts and is secured on the detent lever (4).
• The lever assembly which consists of:
- The manual shaft (3)
- The detent lever (4)
The range detection is accomplished by securing the moving contacts to the detent lever. When the driver selects a PRNDL position, the detent lever inside the transmission rotates. This rotates the insulator which in turn grounds the four wires in a unique pattern for each gear selection, corresponding to the PRNDL position selected. The IMS is electrically connected by five wires (four of which the control module supplies voltage to and one wire that is a common ground) to the transmission pass through connector.

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Fixing shift linkage problem in a 31TH automatic transaxle

After an engine swap, I found that the automatic transmission on my 1995 Dodge Neon wasn't working. The only thing that had been done to the transaxle was to change the filter, so it was a mystery as to why it had been working before the swap and not after.
The symptoms were as follows: 1) No drive in any gear. 2) When the engine was revved with the transaxle out of park, it would go into drive no matter what position the shift lever was moved to. It would go into neutral if the shift lever was moved to either the 1 or 2 (first or second gear) position. 3) The throttle cable could not be adjusted correctly.

Diagnosis proved to be very difficult, as nothing significant had been done to the transaxle. I found a clue posted by motor1258 here on fixya that led me in the right direction, however.

Swapping the engine involves pulling both engine and transaxle as one unit. Part of the process is to disconnect the shift and throttle cable connections. Normally the cables are simply popped off and replaced during reassembly, but in my case the brackets were corroded and replaced from the donor car.

The two brackets are mounted on a dual shaft; the shift lever is clamped to the outer shaft and the throttle cable to the inner shaft (which rises higher than the outer shaft). At the top of the outer shaft is a circlip that goes onto the throttle shaft. Somewhere along the line that clip was removed and replaced incorrectly.

Should you have to take those brackets off and are tempted to remove the circlip, DO NOT DO THIS! What happens is that internally the outer (shifting) shaft connects to the valve body's shift mechanism and removing the clip allows it to slip out of place. The same occurs for the throttle shaft. If that happens, fortunately the fix isn't too complicated.

The fix: 1) First, remove the throttle cable clamp to access the circlip. 2) Take the clip back off (you can't make it any worse at this point if it's already been removed). 3) Drain the transmission fluid by loosening the oil pan bolts and letting the fluid drain into a large container. 4) Finish removing the oil pan bolts and the oil pan. 5) Remove the two Torx screws holding the oil filter and remove the filter. (Note: This step is done primarily for clearance, but it can be done without removing the filter. However, after all the work of draining the transmission, it would be foolish not to go ahead and replace the filter.) 6) Reach above the transmission and move the shift lever. Looking between the valve body and the transmission case on the right (passenger) side, you'll see the lever moving. The valve body has a manual valve that is operated by the shift lever. It has a shaft with two discs on the end; the shift lever mechanism should be in between those two discs. With the clip off, you should be able to pull the lever down far enough to slip it under the manual valve and into position. 7) Check the throttle cable connection as well; it should be on the inside of the fixed shaft such that it can rotate to press on the kickdown valve. If it isn't, push up on the lever until it can ride over the end of the fixed shaft and rotate it into position. 8) Once both levers are in place, put the washer and circlip onto the throttle shaft. Replace the throttle clamp and reinstall any cables that were disconnected. 9) With the help of an assistant in the car, check the operation of both levers inside the transmission. 10) Once they're correct, replace the transmission filter with a new one using the two Torx screws removed earlier. 11) Clean both the transmission case and the oil pan of any remaining gasket material, taking special care not to scratch or score the aluminum case. 12) If appropriate for the gasket, apply a bead of sealant to both sides before reinstalling it and the oil pan. 13) Refill the transmission with fluid and check the operation of the transmission.

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How to ajust trottle linkage on transmission

Throttle valve cable adjustment:Place throttle body in idle position. Press cable lock button to release cable. Pull cable conduit toward rear of vehicle until wiper is completely retracted into end of conduit fitting. Release cable lock button. Raise vehicle for access to trans throttle valve lever. Rotate throttle valve lever toward front of vehicle until ratcheting sound (from cable) stops. CAUTION " Do not rotate throttle valve beyond the idle stop. The lever, valve and manual lever shaft will be damaged if rotated too far." Check cable adjustment. Throttle valve lever should begin to move at same time lever on MPI throttle body moves off idle position. Lower vehicle. 1991/1992 Rear Wheel Drive Truck There is also an adjustment procedure for front and rear band adjustments at engine if you need them.

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Cable from throttle body to transmission

If this 89 Cabriolet has an automatic transmission the part is called a bowden cable (same as accelerator cable)
Part number is 010 321 307 A for the cable from the throttle on the engine to the lever on the automatic transmission. Another cable is also attached the this same lever on the automatic transmission going to the accelerator pedal.

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My 2000 ford explora wont shift into park, i have to leave it in reverse to get the key out and put the Ebrake on and shut it off. when i put the car in drive it goes all the way to the number 1, can you...

The shift linkage is out of adjustment.

The cable bolt may be loose up at the column, the column itself may be loose enough to allow it to shift position as well.

Make sure column is securely mounted, If not- tighten the 4 bolts that hold it to the dash support so it is. if it is, crawl under driver's side and on the transmission is a bracket where the cable assembly comes into it, and from there a rod that attaches on the lever on the side of the transmission. Make sure the bracket is not damaged or cracked first- if it is, replace it. There is a captive clip to release on the wide part of the piece that the bracket holds, it does not come out fully, but it will release the cable housing so you can slide it to adjust it. With the column shift in Park position, note where the rod is at the transmission. Also make note if the bracket is in line with transmission. If bracket is in line, pull the lever rearward one notch/detent that you will feel engage the lever- this moves the transmission lever to neutral, then with firm pressure push lever forward so you feel 2 distinct notches/detents forward, the lever is now in park. Push locking clip back into position once you confirm the cable outer housing is squarely seated into bracket opening and is soundly clipped into the square opening of the bracket.

If the lever will not move to that second detent or you did not feel it, you will need to check by putting the column shift to first gear position, release the connection to the lever on the transmission just to verify location of lever, and verify the lever is indeed in first gear- the lever on the transmission will move no further- then count detents forward from the rear stop. you should end up in park, and you may hear the parking pawl engage the output shaft of transmission. move lever back to the rear to the stop, reattach the connection to the cable, put column in park, release the clip again and verify the lever is as far forward as it is going to move. Push clip into lock position.

Start Explorer, with foot on brake pedal, release the emergency/parking brake and see if the vehicle moves, or if it is truly in park. It should be in park.

If you encounter some dificulty with getting the column shift lever itself moved over to park- apply brake pedal to release the park interlock mechanism.

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88 voyager throttle lever shaft sticks cant accelerate when pedal pushed

You need to take off the air cleaner tube, and get Throttle Body Cleaner, not Carburator Cleaner, and clean the throttle plate, with a rag, get all the carbon off of the plate and around it.

Oct 14, 2010 | 1988 Dodge Caravan

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How do you change the accelerator position sensor

check that throttle cable is connected at pedal & throttle lever on intake.look under the hood and have an assistant press the pedal,you should see the throttle lever move.if it dosen't,your cable is not connected or broken.

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I have a 1991 buick rivera, when i press on the gas pedal there is a slight delay before the engine response,and also it now only shifts from first to second gear only. This is my son's first car and he...

Throttle position sensor may need to be replaced or checked. Any codes? Check engine light on? As the 1-2 shift, the detent aka kick down cable may be out of adjustment.This cable runs from the throttle body into the transmission. It has a button on the cable near the throttle body on cable housing. Push it in and this will loosen the cable. With car off, mash the accelerator all the way down and this should reset it.

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700R4/2004R TV Cable Adjustment Instructions WARNING! IMPORTANT NOTICE!
It is imperative that after your new TCI® 700R4/2004R transmission has been installed that the Throttle Valve (TV) Cable gets adjusted properly, DAMAGE WILL OCCUR to the transmission, voiding the warranty. If you are unsure about the proper adjustment needed, call TCI®'s tech line for help or refer to a General Motors service manual for additional information and reference.
Function of the TV Cable: Many people believe that this is a detent downshift cable and that this is the only function that the cable performs. In actuality, the TV Cable controls line pressures, shift points, part throttle downshifts and detent downshifts. The cable functions similarly to the combination vacuum modulator/cable systems found on other automatic transmissions.
TV Cable Connection: If you are retrofitting your TCI® 700R4/2004R transmission in place of a different model transmission (i.e. TH-350 or TH-400) it is imperative that you follow the TV Cable bracket fabrication instructions. If your TCI® 700R4/2004R is replacing an original 700R4/2004R then skip to Step 2.
Step 1 Obtain a cable that is designed for use with the 700R4/2004R transmission. The TH-350 and older TH-200 cables are designed differently and will not work. A salvage yard cable may work but be forewarned: There are about 30 different length cables found on stock vehicles and a cable that is too short in your application will not work. Also, used cables could have a number of problems as well, including stretched cables, damaged sheathing or housings or mutilated cable ends. TCI® recommends our universal TV Cable (TCI® 376800) that is designed to work correctly in any 700R4/2004R application.
gm_tv_fig1.gifStep 2 With the carburetor/throttle body end of the TV Cable disconnected, pull the link out of the transmission and fit the cable end to the link as shown in Figure 1. Push the TV Cable sheath into the seal in the transmission and tighten the 10mm retaining bolt. If your vehicle has a factory installed bracket for the TV Cable then skip to Step 4.
Step 3 Install a bracket that will allow the TV Cable to mount to the carburetor/throttle body. TCI® carries two brackets: TCI® 376700 works with Rochester Quadrajets, Carter AFBs or Edelbrock Performer carburetors. TCI® 376800 works with most Holley carburetors.
If you are using a Chevrolet TBI/TPI induction system, then correct brackets can be obtained from a salvage yard or a local car dealership.
Figure 2 demonstrates the correct geometry for the TV Cable mounting position. Use the following procedure to determine if your ADJUSTER MOUNTING POINT is correct.
a. Push in the Adjust Tab and retract the Slider in the direction shown in Figure 3.
b. Without allowing the Slider to move, pull the cable until it stops and measure from the mounting bracket to the cable end. Add 3/16" to this measurement and that will determine the ADJUSTER MOUNTING POINT distance at full throttle (WOT).
gm_tv_fig2.gifc. Also note in Figure 2 that the distance from the throttle shaft to the cable end is referenced. This distance must be between 1 7/64" and 1 1/8"! The cable end mounting point should follow a 78° arc between closed throttle and WOT in order to achieve the proper amount of pull on the cable.
Step 4 Adjustment of the TV Cable on a gasoline engine. For a diesel application go to Step 5.
a. Adjustments are made with the engine off. Locate the Adjust Tab on the cable housing. Press in the tab and push the slider as shown in Figure 3.
b. Release the tab and rotate the throttle lever to WOT and the cable will self adjust itself as evidenced by a few audible clicks. Release the throttle lever and check the cable for any signs of binding or sticking.
gm_tv_fig3.gifc. Road test the vehicle. Under moderate acceleration your shift points should be close to the following:
1-2…………………15-20 MPH
2-3…………………25-30 MPH
3-4…………………40-45 MPH
If the cable is adjusted too loosely your transmission will exhibit soft, stacked shifts (not spread out). DO NOT CONTINUE DRIVING VEHICLE IF THIS HAPPENS! Immediately readjust cable. If you continue to have problems, please contact TCI®'s tech department for assistance.
Step 5 Adjustments of the TV Cable on a diesel engine.
a. Adjustments are made with the engine off. If equipped with cruise control, remove the control rod.
b. Disconnect the TV Cable end from the throttle lever.
c. Loosen the locknut on the pump rod and shorten several turns.
d. Turn throttle lever to WOT and tighten the pump rod locknut.
e. Lengthen pump rod until injection pump lever contacts the full throttle stop.
f. Release the throttle lever and tighten the pump rod locknut.
g. Remove pump rod from the throttle lever.
h. Reconnect the TV Cable end to the throttle lever.
i. Press in the Adjust Tab and move Slider as shown in Figure 3.
j. Release the tab and rotate the throttle lever to WOT and the cable will self adjust itself as evidenced by a few audible clicks. Release the throttle lever and check the cable for any signs of binding or sticking.
k. Reconnect the pump rod and cruise control throttle rod, if equipped.
l. If equipped with cruise control, adjust servo throttle rod to minimum slack.
m. Road test the vehicle. Under moderate acceleration your shift points should be close to the following:
1-2…………………15-20 MPH
2-3…………………25-30 MPH
3-4…………………40-45 MPH
n. If the cable is adjusted too loosely your transmission will exhibit soft, stacked shifts (not spread out). DO NOT CONTINUE DRIVING VEHICLE IF THIS HAPPENS! Immediately readjust cable. If you continue to have problems, please contact TCI®'s tech department for assistance.

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