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WTH does the TV cable connect on a Ford AOD?

I have looked all over and I am just not seeing it. I have an AOD out of a 85 Mustang 5.0. I didn't get a TV cable with it. Never even heard of such a thing till recently. I don't see any kind of hole or lever. I was told it would connect somewhere on the passenger side? Is that right?

Anyone have a pic of one installed in the tranny? I've looked all over for pictures but I'm coming up with nothing.

I know for certain its an AOD and have already compared it side by side with a C4 and pictures found on the net.

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I have looked all over and I am just not seeing it. I have an AOD out of a 85 Mustang 5.0. I didn't get a TV cable with it. Never even heard of such a thing till recently. I don't see any kind of hole or lever. I was told it would connect somewhere on the passenger side? Is that right?

Anyone have a pic of one installed in the tranny? I've looked all over for pictures but I'm coming up with nothing.

I know for certain its an AOD and have already compared it side by side with a C4 and pictures found on the net.


If you have an AOD...... the TV linkage is in the center of the shift linkage. Should be a threaded stud with nut there.

TV hook up and action on an AOD is VERY important.


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Correct TV cable adjustment is critical to the correct operation of the AOD and its expected long life.
Cable selection should be mandated by the type of car & engine and the brackets to secure the cable. Fuel injected or carb?
If you don't have OE brackets and arms/levers, along with OE injection or carb you will need to source from the aftermarket. Lokar comes to mind.

Give us a little more info for accurate adjustment....
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I'll be converting a 86ish 302 out of an F150 to carb. Rear gears right now are 3.00:1. I might go with a mild cam later down the road. This is all going in a 28 rpu project. Using this tranny because "its what I had". Wishing now I just had a C4.

So you have a shift lever and a kickdown lever, but the cable goes "through" the stud that these levers connect to?
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So you have a shift lever and a kickdown lever, but the cable goes "through" the stud that these levers connect to?


Incorrect...... there is NO kick down lever on an AOD. What you are calling the kick down lever is a TV lever on the AOD. Same lever location as on a C4 & C6. The lever bolts on like a C4 & C6......... The cable or linkage moves the TV lever with throttle at EFI / carb

The TV hook up on the AOD must have the correct geometry and push/pull for the tranny to shift correctly and live a long life. There is NO vacuum modulator on the AOD , the TV lever does it ALL.


visit this site:

http://www.becontrols.com/tech/tech.htm#topten_q2


look at questions on the AOD... # 2 & 3 for starters
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AH HA! Here I keep hearing about a cable, but mine had a metal pipe lever like a C4 or C6 has. I kept looking for a cable.
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WTH does the TV cable connect on a Ford AOD?

Now Frank, you no doubt checked out the site Crosley gave you, the site and most people that have posted have expressed how important tv adjustment is.And it is.

If you don't have a gauge,and you have to drive it somewhere to have it set by a gauge,make sure you have enough tv pressure,or in other words,the rod pushes on trans lever enough,and this is relative to throttle opening,so that the trans does not shift too early!

Low tv pressure equals early or quick shifts,and will, as pointed out hurt the transmission.Better to be shifting a little late until it's set correctly.

Too much tv....the kids do poorly in school.
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