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detent cable problems need help

Discussion in 'Chevy C/K Truck Forum' started by BrantleyK, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. BrantleyK

    BrantleyK New Member

    the detent cable or TV cable as i refer it to is to long there for when i set it my pedel sticks my truck is an 1988 chevy c1500 5.7
  2. Revredneck

    Revredneck New Member

    How are you setting the cable? I don't think I've ever seen a TV cable cause the throttle to stick.
  3. BrantleyK

    BrantleyK New Member

    the cable it to long causing it to stick it's something like 45" long
  4. Revredneck

    Revredneck New Member

    If that's the case, you need to get the correct TV cable for it. Try RockAuto.com.
  5. Gundog10

    Gundog10 New Member

    You will need a new cable. They are under $20. If not set up properly you will burn up your trans fast.
  6. BrantleyK

    BrantleyK New Member

    ok got a new one from the dealer much smaller now how do i go about setting it
  7. Gundog10

    Gundog10 New Member

    There are some good u-tube videos. But, i'll try. Get the cable hooked up into the transmission and secure. Route the cable up into the engine bay. Slide the cable thru the retainer. Now, push just the cable (not the shell) back into the trans as far as it will go. Don't over do it. connect the cable to the throttle. Go inside the cab and depress the gas pedal all the way to the floor then quickly release. Now go check the cable, it should be tight with no play at all. Some of the TV cables I have used have a button on the side that needs to be pushed prior to doing the pedal. If the TV cable is tight, you are adjusted.

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