TV cable adjustment dodge ram

Asked by Aug 24, 2015 at 02:18 AM about the 2001 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So ive been having some shifting
issues in my 01 dodge ram 1500 5.9
Opened the hood and noticed all my
throttle cables had generous
amounts of play in them. I went to
adjust the tv cable, starting pushing
it outward of the housing to tighten it
but once i get it to the desired length
the back of the housing pops out
and the spring and all that shit
comes out of it. How come the older
jeeps are able to freely move the
cable back and forth but the dodge
can onlt go so far until the piece
dissasembles. Its very aggravating.
Because the clip to lock it in wont go
back in unless i push all the
hardware into place and give it to
much slack? Im also stumped on
how to tighten the cable that runs
straight to the gas pedal. I bought
new cables btw and they are giving
me this issue. Its not very fun having
your truck shift to third only by hitting
2500 rpms. If i dont hit 2500 it will
stay in gear and slowly rev down.
Help me please!

1 Answer

217,545

The proper way to adjust is to use pressure gauges attached to the trans. I'd have a trans shop set it up for you, you don't want to burn up the trans with an improper adjusted cable.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 1997 dodge ram 1500 318v8 3 answers

    when do you adjust the bands in the transmission and how ?

    1997 Dodge Ram 1500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 98 dodge ram 1500 5.2 46re want shift 1 answer

    I have a 98 dodge ram 1500 5.2 46re tranny. Want shift gears. Run down on truck. Put tranny in ran great no problem. Less then 300 miles motor was blown up. Had to park for about 6 months. Put moto...

    1998 Dodge Ram 1500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • how do i adjust the bands in my 1999 dodge ram 2 wheel drive 2 answers

    1999 Dodge Ram 1500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Trans shifting to 2nd then back out 8 answers

    Something weird has been happening to my truck. Its very consistent at this point. The automatic Trans will be in 1st and go to shift into 2nd, I fell 2nd engage for a few seconds then it feels like...

    2000 Dodge Ram 1500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9L 1 answer

    I have a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9L and it does not read park it will go in but does not read it on the dash and I saw some adjusters on the cable under the dash was just wondering what they were f...

    2002 Dodge Ram 1500

    -

    General

Search Dodge Ram 1500 Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Dodge Ram 1500 Experts

#1 Dan Connell
Dan Connell
Reputation 5,690
#2 pudgybear
pudgybear
Reputation 5,300
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 4,940
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
3,136 Great Deals out of 208,989 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,603 Great Deals out of 152,727 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Ram 2500
168 Great Deals out of 5,646 listings starting at $2,995
Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,002 Great Deals out of 60,427 listings starting at $1,299
Used Toyota Tundra
659 Great Deals out of 28,449 listings starting at $2,798
Used Toyota Tacoma
718 Great Deals out of 32,218 listings starting at $2,750
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
474 Great Deals out of 43,396 listings starting at $2,750
Used Dodge Dakota
119 Great Deals out of 4,361 listings starting at $995
Used Dodge Ram 3500
92 Great Deals out of 2,320 listings starting at $5,000
Used Ford Mustang
565 Great Deals out of 43,003 listings starting at $1,699
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
869 Great Deals out of 28,110 listings starting at $1,700

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
87 Great Deals out of 1,513 listings starting at $5,995
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
51 Great Deals out of 1,255 listings starting at $6,000
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
88 Great Deals out of 1,739 listings starting at $2,995
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
64 Great Deals out of 1,611 listings starting at $4,476
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
84 Great Deals out of 1,540 listings starting at $2,899