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Broken tv cable end

Broke the end of the tv cable (at the carb) and am wondering as to how to go about repairing it without buying a new cable. I understand that they have a replacement for this end but wonder how it is placed onto the cable? The little bead that is on the cable that holds this part on is either fused or stamped onto the cable. Does one cut the cable, remove the bead and then place the new piece on? How do you replace the bead? Is there another way that one can repair this end in another way?

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My opinion is that I wouldn't dream of repairing that cable ... I'd replace it.

I have just read too many stories of what happens if the adjustment isn't just perfect.
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there is a slip on replacement end. Depends on design you need to connect to carb linkage if this will work

Simply slip over cable, no cutting , as it clips to carb spud, it is alll held in place
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replace these cables play an important part in overdrive transmission life!!!!!
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Breakage of the plastic end fitting at the carb is very common. The repair end is designed to snap over the cable on the retainer bead. It takes about 30 seconds to install. Despite people who claim that the trans will burn up, fire will rain from the skies, and the world will end if you don't replace the entire cable, the reality is that this little repair piece works fine. I had one on a 200-4R TV cable for several years with no issues whatsoever. I'm guessing that the people who crap on them have never actually used one.
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Breakage of the plastic end fitting at the carb is very common. The repair end is designed to snap over the cable on the retainer bead. It takes about 30 seconds to install. Despite people who claim that the trans will burn up, fire will rain from the skies, and the world will end if you don't replace the entire cable, the reality is that this little repair piece works fine. I had one on a 200-4R TV cable for several years with no issues whatsoever. I'm guessing that the people who crap on them have never actually used one.
never seen one, got a link?
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I think the brand is Tech Pak, TeckPak - Fitzall or how ever they spell it
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never seen one, got a link?
Dorman Products P/N 41020.





Interestingly, Summit and a couple of other on-line site shows it as not available or our of stock. Not a good sign.
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Never heard of one Guess I'm ignorant to such a thing, and yes fire will rain from the sky cuz i would be mad enough to bring hell on earth after burning up a trans for a $28 dollar cable!
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The repair end attaches to the carb the same as stock. You still need to adjust the cable properly after installing the end. If spending more money lets you sleep better, knock yourself out.
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Good info on the repair clip, Joe / Crosley.

My (ex) son-in-law had snapped the plastic clip off of the TBI end, and went to GM for a whole new cable. (1989 C1500)
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the cable on mine snapped right behind the plastic clip but i needed it to work while my r eplacement cable came in .

what i did was get a electrical crimp ring terminal that fit over the stud on the carb and crimped then soldered it to the cable. hooked it upto the carb stud and then used an e-clip to retain it in place.

after i just readjusted the cable and it worked fine till i got around to swaping out the entire cable for a new one
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You're right Joe. Have been to Napa, Quest, O'Reilly and a few others and it seems that this part is now officially extinct. Not driving the car now and so I will have to replace the cable if I intend to go cruisin'. Thanks to all.
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NAPA (Balkamp / OE Solutions) part # OES 665-2141.

Call your local store to check availabilty using this part number?
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They also make aftermarket adjustable ones I beleive i seen them in summit. They work good for when for ex. you're doing a tpi swap with a 700r4 extra long cable, they don't make anything stock that long!
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