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Old 01-09-2008, 10:13 PM   #11
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Just for future reference, thats not your TV cable. thats your gear selection.

Your TV cable comes from the throttle body and reports to the transmission, your current approximate throttle depression to know if it should downshift or upshift.
Ah, I see now. Thanks for the info
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If it were me, I'd cut and drill the existing post off. Bush it. The use the bolt and nut method you described. I would use a nut with a nylon insert so that it doesn't work its way loose. Or a double nut tightened against each other.
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This is a much easier solution. Take some thin caliper hanging wire.. like 20gauge wire, and wrap it around there real tight. My actual TV cable is broken too, and that'* what I did, and I bet mine sees more movement than that gear selector and it pops off once a month or so.
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Wire? I have wire... I'll give that a shot before I start taking stuff apart to see what happens. I'd just think that the wire would slip off when the plastic part of the linkage is slipped over the metal? I guess we'll just have to see :P
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Just wrap the wire around the linkage shaft and the elbow of the tranny selector. It'* going to rotate on that wire a bit so pay attention to what'* there and what it can rub on or slip off from. Wrap it a few times around, like 10. If that kinda works but doesn't seem to do the trick, a zip tie doing the same thing would be my next option. Probably wouldn't be any better than the wire tho.

Also, JB weld is an amazing tool.. you can easily sand a bit of the ball on tranny and a tad bit on the plastic linkage clip then jbweld that monkey on there for overnight after it gets a good motor heat to it. I wouldn't be messing around with bolts and screws and stuff.. but who knows if what i'm talking about has any substance to it...
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I can't wire or glue it together... its gotta be able to swivel at least 180* so glueig it in one place won't do me any good...

Off to the drill press, I suppose...
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