Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2006 16:56:56 -0400
Reply-To: Daniel Erlandson <danoer1@EARTHLINK.NET>
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From: Daniel Erlandson <danoer1@EARTHLINK.NET>
Subject: Auto accelerator repair
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I had to replace the cable on my 91 GL automatic about 6 years ago,
and had similar problems. I ended up taking the "lever" off of the
auto transmission. This is the lever that the cable attaches to (I
think it is the downshift lever) I'll check Bentley... Ah, it is
called the kickdown lever (p 37.15). The stud that the lever
attaches to on the tranny body sheared off as I was loosening the
bolt :(... Never enough PB Blaster... anyway getting that lever off
enabled me to soak the little ball and socket thing at the end of the
accelerator cable in PB Blaster and eventually work them apart.
Reassembly was easy except for the sheared stud...:) If you can get
your lever off maybe you can get a used lever from a junkyard??
91 GL 202,000 miles
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2006 11:27:34 EDT
From: Jim Morgan <JM060356@AOL.COM>
Subject: Auto- accelerator cable repair
I was changing my accelerator cable on my 86GL/ automatic when the
ball that the end of the cable pops on to snapped off the lever.
Now i know
why the cable was sticking.so badly.
Any ideas as what I can do? This is a major p.i.t.a.
A warning to others, lube this and make sure the rubber boot is
the end of the cable.
More bread$$... for the box.
Jim Morgan 86GL automatic "bread box"
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