Re: [DML] Automatic Transmission Question
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Re: [DML] Automatic Transmission Question

Bill,   If you are talking about the large cable from the shifter to the transmission, then several things come to mind.  First, the tranny has to be in Park or Neutral to start the engine.  Then, how will he shift it into Drive to get it moving?  If he is really anxious to get it moving, then you can substitute the shifter cable with a bicycle cable for a temporary fix.  Works the same, but will not last long.       Mike

--- On Thu, 2/2/12, content22207 <brobertson@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: content22207 <brobertson@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [DML] Automatic Transmission Question
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Thursday, February 2, 2012, 7:01 PM


Today I helped an owner resurrect a car that sat in a field for 10 years or so. Everything in the drive train is now ready to roll except for the brakes, and the cable that tugs on the gizmo inside the automatic transmission that determines the shift points -- cable was draped across the exhaust crossover pipe in the car's ancient past and burned in two. Questions:
1) Will the transmission shift gears without this cable (owner is fairly itching to test drive the car as soon as he has brakes, possibly before a replacement cable has been run)
2) If the transmission will in fact shift gears without the cable, should he expect the shift points to be too high or too low?

Bill Robertson

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