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Old 08-03-2009, 05:27 PM
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Kickdown cable.

I have a 1988 F250/351w. I was replacing the TBS when either i broke the Transmission kick down cable or it was already broke. This is not a DD, it is and was purchased to mud bog. no road driving or anything along that nature. Just mud. My question is this. Can i get by without having to buy another cable? just run without it connected?
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If it's an AOD tranny the answer is no the tranny will be burnt before you get out of the driveway.
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My guess is that it is a C6 so you can do without the cable.
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ok, so where in the hell can you pick one up at? this thing seems pretty rare from the re-actions i am getting from the parts stores.
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First thing you need to do is identify what transmission you have. Get under and count the number of bolts around the transmission oil pan. If there are 17 bolts you have a C6 and if 14 you have an AOD. Like Conanski says if it is an AOD you will fry it without the cable.
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Shawn, I'd put the cable back on and if your not sure how to properly set if,I'd have the tranny shop do it. Like others have said if you leave it off or don't adjust the new one properly you'll burn out the clutches in it.
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if you have a c6 and just want to race it i don't know about mud racing but for drag racing we just sip tie the kickdown linkage on the tranny so the tranny thinks the kickdown is engaged all the time
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I raided the junk yard about an hour ago and picked up a couple of them for 5 bucks. hopefully this time though i dont get the chiggers.

FYI though, called all the auto parts stores=NO.
Ford deadliership?=discontinued.
Junkyard=FTW.

EDIT. 17 bolt tranny pan. my superior mathmatical skills never let me down ( i cant count )
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P.s. thanks to those who said i would have fried my tranny. if not i would have just left it off. good thing i really do listen though, so big thanks to you all. i really do appreciate it.
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so due to me thinking i know what i have ( i was missing a couple of bolts in the pan ) in conclusion i have a 17 bolt tranny pan, and a "S" shaped pan, i have a C-6.
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