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Have Car Will Cruise
Posted 2006-06-04 6:16 PM (#57366)
Subject: Transmission Control Cable Removal



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I'm in the process of pulling the torqueflite transmission from my 58 Desoto. I want to disconnect the manual control cable from the transmission. Is there any special trick to remove it? Or, is it as simple as the service manual describes?

 Thanks in advance.

 

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RoyalGate
Posted 2006-06-08 12:08 AM (#57603 - in reply to #57366)
Subject: RE: Transmission Control Cable Removal



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It's that easy. If you have problems pull the pan.
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57desoto
Posted 2006-06-09 5:45 AM (#57679 - in reply to #57603)
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Put a screwdriver with a flat blade through the access hole. Have the screwdriver tip horizontal. The end of the cable retainer is a coil spring, in a forward-facing position, with the last coil bent straight up (splitting the actual coil in two if you looked at it from the front end). The top of that splitting piece extends above the main part of the coil. The trans cable is held in place by that last splitting coil. When you push the screwdriver in, let it hit against the coil. Then slowly slip it UP and "over" the coil so it hits that top piece that extends ABOVE the coil. Then when you push INWARD (no twist), you're opening up that last coil and the cable will pull right off. All this assumes you have the transmission in the appropriate gear that everything lines up with the hole. I think that means the tranny engaged in "low", but check your manual.
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Have Car Will Cruise
Posted 2006-06-12 5:23 PM (#57866 - in reply to #57679)
Subject: Re: Transmission Control Cable Removal



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Thanks for the tip on keeping the screwdriver horizontal.  When I did that, the cable came out in a matter of seconds. All it needed was gentle tug.

I must have had the blade vertical on my first attempt.  I couldn't get the cable to budge.

 

Thanks again.

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jsrail
Posted 2007-12-15 10:06 PM (#107315 - in reply to #57679)
Subject: Re: Transmission Control Cable Removal



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57desoto - 2006-06-09 2:45 AM Put a screwdriver with a flat blade through the access hole. Have the screwdriver tip horizontal. The end of the cable retainer is a coil spring, in a forward-facing position, with the last coil bent straight up (splitting the actual coil in two if you looked at it from the front end). The top of that splitting piece extends above the main part of the coil. The trans cable is held in place by that last splitting coil. When you push the screwdriver in, let it hit against the coil. Then slowly slip it UP and "over" the coil so it hits that top piece that extends ABOVE the coil. Then when you push INWARD (no twist), you're opening up that last coil and the cable will pull right off. All this assumes you have the transmission in the appropriate gear that everything lines up with the hole. I think that means the tranny engaged in "low", but check your manual.

This is from an old thread, but would this method work on a '56 Powerflite?  I'm trying to remove the dash (and eventually the tranny) and I need to get the cable off the dash.  I can't find anything in my service manual that addresses this.  Any help please!

Jay

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Fanbladeus
Posted 2007-12-15 11:03 PM (#107322 - in reply to #57366)
Subject: Re: Transmission Control Cable Removal



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When I did my tranny swap, I pulled the cable from the trans on the garage floor after removing the transmision (obviously)

I disconnected the cable from the button selector in the dash. It was very simple. There was a compression snap ring (or whatever its called) that holds the cable to the selector buttons. Then its just a matter of pulling the cable through the hole in the dash.
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Bart_59_Dodge
Posted 2007-12-16 10:36 AM (#107356 - in reply to #107322)
Subject: Re: Transmission Control Cable Removal



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Hey, I lost that little "Jesus Clip" that holds the cable to the selector. It went "ZING" and took off for parts unknown. I looked but never found it. Anyone know where I can get a replacement? I dont even know what it is. It went flying before I got a really good look at it.

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Fanbladeus
Posted 2007-12-16 12:07 PM (#107363 - in reply to #57366)
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Thats funny, the same exact thing happened to me. I tied a peice of wire around mine really tight and it held up. About 6 months later though I found it under my seat and reinstalled it.
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big m
Posted 2007-12-16 1:37 PM (#107368 - in reply to #107356)
Subject: Re: Transmission Control Cable Removal



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Bart_59_Dodge - 2007-12-16 7:36 AM

Hey, I lost that little "Jesus Clip" that holds the cable to the selector. It went "ZING" and took off for parts unknown. I looked but never found it. Anyone know where I can get a replacement? I dont even know what it is. It went flying before I got a really good look at it.


Bart, most auto repair shops that work on carburetors will have a box with small parts left over from kits they have used. Many of the linkage clips are exactly the same as the clip that you are needing. ---John
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Phil_the_frenchie
Posted 2007-12-17 3:56 PM (#107519 - in reply to #107368)
Subject: Re: Transmission Control Cable Removal



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Remember you must be in "L" or "1" to align the spring with the hole !!!
If not you'll never catch the end ...

Some pics are better than a long message. Remember also that the axle has a "head" which must be to the top and that the loop of the spring must be at the bottom.





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jsrail
Posted 2007-12-19 9:17 PM (#107815 - in reply to #107356)
Subject: Re: Transmission Control Cable Removal



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Bart_59_Dodge - 2007-12-16 7:36 AM Hey, I lost that little "Jesus Clip" that holds the cable to the selector. It went "ZING" and took off for parts unknown. I looked but never found it. Anyone know where I can get a replacement? I dont even know what it is. It went flying before I got a really good look at it.

Thanks everyone, I got it off this afternoon.  Major PITA!  I saw the little clip and said screw it, I just zinged it off!  Then I had to take the bracket that holds the cable outer shield off cause it was so tight on the cable I had to get pliers to get it off after I unbolted the bracket which was no fun in itself.  But the bracket didn't fit through the firewall so I had to pry it off.  Unplugged a few wires and bingo out the dash came!  Now a few ditigal snapshots and off all the wiring comes and the dash gets disassembled for repainting.

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tnlowrider
Posted 2009-08-22 11:03 PM (#186000 - in reply to #57366)
Subject: RE: Transmission Control Cable Removal



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Excellent thread of information! This saved a lot of time for me!
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sermey
Posted 2009-08-23 3:56 AM (#186009 - in reply to #107519)
Subject: Re: Transmission Control Cable Removal


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Some pics are better than a long message. . . . .

Compliment to Phil: illustrated descriptions of a proceeding are always the best ones, allows to identify the own matter and the job to be done cannot go wrong. But not anyone has a Didgital Camera and somtimes the Problems are in a hidden place. - SERGE -



Edited by sermey 2009-08-23 5:55 AM
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JimK
Posted 2009-08-23 6:16 PM (#186049 - in reply to #57366)
Subject: RE: Transmission Control Cable Removal



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The service manual write up along with photos on releasing the trans cable.

http://chrysler300club.com/how/tra/sp.html

Jim Krausmann
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