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Unread 12-07-2013, 02:08 PM   #1
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Kick down cable frozen

Every time it is below freezing my kicksown cable freezes. I only have like less than 1/4 throttle when it is frozen. After the trans heats up it thaws out and returns to normal. Any tips on how to fix this?

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Unread 12-07-2013, 03:08 PM   #2
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I'd just replace it. Or take it off, bring it in a warm room and sit it in front of the fireplace overnight. Maybe put some oil in it too.
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Unread 12-07-2013, 03:42 PM   #3
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Try to find a product called Dri-Slide (sometimes sold in auto stores or gun shops). It will penetrate right through the cable
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I would also consider using WD40 as it's a water displacing spray and should in theory get rid of any water in the cable.
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Unread 12-08-2013, 06:48 AM   #5
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I don't believe the problem is in the cable itself I think it is in the little shock things on the trans any pointers for that?
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Unread 12-08-2013, 07:05 AM   #6
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I don't believe the problem is in the cable itself I think it is in the little shock things on the trans any pointers for that?

If you are talking about the rubber boot on the cable, that is only an insulator to keep stuff out of the cable. If it is messed up, try soaking that area of the cable with wd40 as a temp repair, then order a new cable.

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Unread 12-08-2013, 08:32 AM   #7
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I can feel it slowly real ease as the jeep gets warm is it possible it is frozen in the transmission?
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Unread 12-08-2013, 08:40 AM   #8
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disconnect it at the transmission lever and check movement of cable and lever.
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Unread 12-08-2013, 11:34 AM   #9
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Alright how do I disconnect it?
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Unread 12-08-2013, 01:09 PM   #10
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I'm not sure and I cant find it in the FSM. I think it has retainer sleeve that slides forward, then move the cable back, then the lever ball lines up with the release hole.

I've had mine off a half dozen times, I always just get under there and figure it out. Maybe someone else can give you a for-sure method.
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Unread 12-08-2013, 06:36 PM   #11
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I got er figured out everybody thanks. I am going to buy a new cable.
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