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Old 03-12-2010, 02:53 PM
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ok, got my truckk back, and i need to check the aamcos ( freakin idiots) adjustment on the detent cable they put in...

how do i do that?

also can anyone get me a picture of the linkage on the driver side of the trans? where the detent hooks up down there....
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This is the best picture I have on the computer. If you need a better one I guess I could go out there and get one.
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no thats fine, i see what i need to... on the end of the detent cable is the hold spring... is what im after...
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but on top, where the cable goes to the throttle body, there is an adjusting collar, and i need to know how to adjust that
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On the side of the trans or on the throttle body?
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If I have managed to attach this file rite, it should help you out.

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l More throttle opening = HIGHER line pressure and LATER, FIRMER shifts.

l Less throttle opening = LOWER line pressure and EARLIER, SOFTER shifts.

l WOT (Wide Open Throttle) = MAXIMUM line pressure and FIRM shifts at the engine
redline.

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.

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.

WARNING: Going too far in either direction will cause trouble!!

Make your adjustments in small increments of about 1/8" (0.125")

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.

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.

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You didn't manage to attach the file right.
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well, i will do this, and it helps alot...

the reason i am asking is because right now i cant keep it in a single gear cruising at 60... so i want to make it a little later and firmer... so ill pull it out just a littel bit and see what it does...
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If I have managed to attach this file rite, it should help you out.

C/P

l More throttle opening = HIGHER line pressure and LATER, FIRMER shifts.

l Less throttle opening = LOWER line pressure and EARLIER, SOFTER shifts.

l WOT (Wide Open Throttle) = MAXIMUM line pressure and FIRM shifts at the engine
redline.

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.

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.

WARNING: Going too far in either direction will cause trouble!!

Make your adjustments in small increments of about 1/8" (0.125")

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.

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.
That is why I asked if it was on the throttle body (TV cable).
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