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Old 08-16-2005, 07:52 PM
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kickdown cable needed?

I have a chevy th350 that I bought from a friend of a friend and before I button up the floor I want to make sure everything is in order. The hole where the kickdown cable is supposed togo has a plug in it. Do I need to run a kickdown cable? (I would think you have to since it has provisions for it)
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Blob,

The transmission will work but you will not have the "Passing gear" down shift. Without the a kickdown your vehical will have a very hard time passing another car on a two way road(not safe).
I have seen people hook an electric "pull" solenoid to this linkage and then have a button to push so that you can manually down shift whenever you want, just press the button and the transmission drops down a gear and the RPM's go up. When you let go of the button the trans goes into the proper gear for your given road speed.

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It won't hurt anything to run a T350 without a kickdown cable. If you want passing gear, just put the shifter in L2 (or D2) & floor it. Don't forget to put it back in Drive when you're done.

When I ran mine ('78 Skylark) w/o the kickdown cable, it shifted a little earlier from 2nd to 3rd at full throttle in Drive, maybe 10-15mph sooner than before.
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Cool, Thanks For The Replys!!!
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