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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Question: Detent cable

 

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bios2, 4.0L 6 Cylinder, Mansfield Center, CT, December 16, 2010, 02:22
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Accelerating while in gear feels very sticky and uneven.I replaced detent cable and no luck.Vehicle accelerates fine in nuetral and park,but feels like something is dragging or hanging up when in gear?

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    Johnny Mopar December 28, 2010, 13:24
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    Detent Cable? If you are refering to the Throttle Pressure cable for the transmission, this HAS to be properly set or the transmission will not shift properly. Transmission throttle valve cable adjustment is extremely important to proper operation. This adjustment positions the throttle valve, which controls shift speed, quality, and part-throttle downshift sensitivity.
    If cable setting is too loose, early shifts and slippage between shifts may occur. If the setting is too tight, shifts may be delayed and part throttle downshifts may be very sensitive.
    Throttle Valve Cable Adjustment Procedure. 1.Turn ignition switch to OFF position. 2.Remove air cleaner if necessary. 3.Disconnect cable end from attachment stud. Carefully slide cable off stud. Do not pry or pull cable off. 4.Verify that transmission throttle lever is in fully closed position. Then be sure lever on throttle body is at curb idle position. 5.Insert a small screwdriver under edge of retaining clip and remove retaining clip. 6.Center cable end on attachment stud to within 1 mm (0.039 in.)
    NOTE: Be sure that as the cable is pulled forward and centered on the throttle lever stud, the cable housing moves smoothly with the cable. Due to the angle at which the cable housing enters the spring housing, the cable housing may bind slightly and create an incorrect adjustment.
    7.Install retaining clip onto cable housing. 8.Check cable adjustment. Verify transmission throttle lever and lever on throttle body move simultaneously.

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