Do I need the kickdown cable on a TH350?

See all 8 photos Other than the convenience of automatic downshifts into passing gear at highway speeds, there’s no real need for a simple kickdown cable on those transmissions like this TH350 that have a vacuum modulator.

What does the transmission kickdown cable do?

One component that helps both drive systems communicate is the kickdown cable. This device helps the engine relay information on revolutions per minute (RPM) to the automatic transmission and essentially tells it that it’s time to shift gears.

Where does the kickdown cable on a TH350?

Locate the throttle lever on the carburetor. The lever is on the right side as viewed from the front of the vehicle. Attached to the lever are two cables, the upper is the throttle cable and the lower is the transmission kickdown cable.

Can I drive without a kickdown cable?

Tools R Us said: Shouldn’t be a problem. The cable adjusts system pressure, so shift pressure. With the cable fully retracted it will shift lazy/slip a lot, if the cable was pulled fully out it will shift more firmly, less slip.

Are all TH350 transmissions the same?

Externally, all the TH350 transmissions look the same; however, internally there are some differences. Depending on the engine size of the car the transmission was removed from, it can have anywhere from 10 to 18 friction discs and 10 to 18 steel clutch plates inside.

How do you adjust the modulator on a TH350?

You can adjust the modulator with a small screwdriver. Turn the adjustment screw clockwise to raise shift points and counter-clockwise to lower shift points.

What is a TH350 transmission?

The TH350 transmission is a three-speed automatic transmission launched by General Motors in vehicles from 1968. It can also be said this model was created as a collaboration between Chevrolet and Buick, where the transmission was made to be compact, strong, and versatile.

Why does my car jerk when shifting gears with an automatic transmission?

Automatic transmissions that shift hard, jerk or shake during a shift change may mean your transmission fluid needs changed or fluid level is low. In manual transmission vehicles, abnormal gear shifts could indicate damaged gear synchros, worn clutches or other, more severe issues.

How does a TH350 transmission work?

TH350 transmissions use a cable-operated downshift or “detent” valve located in the valve body. This valve provides forced downshifts with heavy- or full-throttle application for improved vehicle acceleration. The transmission still upshifts on the governor when the downshift valve is applied.

Can you run a 700R4 without a TV cable?

There are no TV cable, mechanical speedometer drive, or governor provisions. To run a 700-R4 trans behind a carbureted engine without a computer, at the very least the TV cable must be hooked up to the carburetor and properly adjusted.

How do I remove kickdown cable?

Method 1 of 1: Replacing the kickdown cable

  1. Materials Needed.
  2. Step 1: Jack up the front of the vehicle and set the jack stands.
  3. Step 2: Place wheel chocks on the rear wheels.
  4. Step 3: Disconnect the kickdown cable at the carburetor or throttle body.
  5. Step 4: Remove the kickdown cable from the mounting bracket.

What kind of kickdown cable does a Chevy TH350 use?

Automatic Transmission Kickdown Cable, Braided Stainless Steel, Carburetor, GM, TH350, Kit Detent Cable, Black, 40.0 in. Length, for TH350 Transmission, Buick, Chevy, GMC, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Each

How long is the kickdown cable on a Oldsmobile TH350?

Detent Cable, Black, 38.0 in. Length, for TH250C or TH350C, Buick, Chevy, GMC, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Each Automatic Transmission Kickdown Cable, Braided Stainless Steel, 56 in. Long, Carburetor, GM, TH350, Kit

Where can I buy a Chevy TH350 transmission bracket?

Select your preferred location and we’ll note which parts are ready to be picked up TODAY. Sold individually. (19) Sold as a kit. (7) Sold by the inch. (1) Select your preferred location and we’ll note which parts are ready to be picked up TODAY. Transmission Bracket, Steel, Natural, Chevy TH400/TH350/TH250/200-4R/700R4/TH350C, Kit

What kind of cable brackets do I need for TH350?

Throttle Cable Bracket, Steel, Black Powdercoated, Chevy, Big/Small Block, with Edelbrock Carburetor, Each Throttle Cable Bracket, Carb Base Mounting Style, Steel, Clear Zinc Finish, Chevy, Street Demon, Kit Throttle, Cruise Control, and Kickdown Bracket, Steel, Cadmium Plated, Chevy Small Block, Each