Auto kickdown cable setting.

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Auto kickdown cable setting.

Post by Growlerbearnz » Tue May 03, 2016 4:53 pm

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Lately my automatic had been shifting harshly from 1st to 2nd, and felt like it was slipping in 2nd. Then yesterday it refused to shift out of 1st when cold for about a minute.

Time for a transmission rebuild? Panic. Check bank balance. Panic more.

Luckily it turns out the kickdown cable ("throttle cable" in Mitsubishi workshop manual speak) had come loose. Readjust it and all is lovely again. Phew!

For the record, here's how it's done:
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First pull back the orange boot and check that the inner cable stop has 1 - 2mm of free play when the accelerator is at rest. Adjust by loosening the two 10mm bolts on the linkage and lengthening or shortening the linkage.

Now hold down the accelerator as far as it'll go, check that the cable stop is 34 - 35mm from the inner cable (as pictured). Adjust using the two 14mm adjusting nuts on the outer cable. Re-check your free play is still 1 - 2mm. You may need to go back and forth a few times until both measurements are correct.

If you find it impossible to achieve both measurements (free play *and* full throttle), you can alter the length of the lever that pulls the cable by loosening the two 8mm bolts. You shouldn't need to do this as it's set at the factory, but who knows what's been done to your engine before you owned it.

Done! (Though Murphy's law says that my transmission will probably grenade this afternoon, since I've posted this.)
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