Automatic Transmission Detent Cable
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ATP Automatic Transmission Detent Cable

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Detent cables connect the throttle mechanism to the transmission. Old cables can bind, break, or just become sluggish. The best repair is to replace the old cable with a new one. ATP Detent cables are designed to fit and function just like the original part to ensure durability and long life.

Product Features:
  • Includes brackets, grommets, etc to match original
  • Helps transmission determine ideal downshift
  • Improves vehicle performance
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ATPAutomatic Transmission Detent Cable
 
1.3

(based on 8 reviews)

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  • Flimsy (6)

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    • Truck enthusiast (4), Mechanic (3)
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1.0

Low quality and dangerous to use

By 

from Union Mills, IN

About Me Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

Pros

  • Cheap

Cons

  • Flimsy
  • Improper Fit
  • Too Cheap

Best Uses

    Comments about ATP Automatic Transmission Detent Cable:

    Don't waste your time with this cable. I installed it as a temporary part to get me back on the road before I could acquire a high end, performance grade cable. This cable is about six inches longer than it needs to be and will bind up and stick when used on an engine with a low rise intake and 4bbl carburetor. It may be different for a TBI vehicle, but DO NOT BUY THIS if your vehicle has a carburetor. I WILL NOT fit and function correctly.

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    1.0

    the reviews are spot on.

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    from south carolina

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      Cons

      • Flimsy

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        Comments about ATP Automatic Transmission Detent Cable:

        This unit is just as others have described. i have been building and installing transmissions for 25 years. installed this unit and it wouldn't stay in the bracket. So i put a large wire tie behind the tabs to hold them out. after a few test drives the inner cable came completely out of the housing. just flimsy junk. Part of the problem is that the cable ends are not correctly clocked. this imparts a twist on the housing and causes the cable to bind.

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        1.0

        Awful design!!

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        from Buchanan Georgia

        About Me Truck Enthusiast

        Comments about ATP Automatic Transmission Detent Cable:

        This is one of the worst designed parts I have ever purchased. I should have listened to my gut, and all the bad reviews, and gotten one from a transmission shop or dealer. It installed on my 91 GMC K2500 truck easy enough but the adjustable assembly was made so poorly that it didn't stay in the throttle bracket. The end of the cable that attaches to the throttle is such a bad design that any pressure WHAT SO EVER makes it pop off!! It is just all around JUNK!!! I understand that you get a bad part every now and again but I got TWO of these and it all boils down to cheap made junk. I would hope Advance would look into some of these items with such bad reviews and reevaluate their suppliers.

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        1.0

        Poor Quality

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        from Augusta Ga

        About Me Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

        Pros

        • None

        Cons

        • Flimsy
        • Junk

        Best Uses

        • None

        Comments about ATP Automatic Transmission Detent Cable:

        Installed on Transmission Fine. Once installed on engine bracket Noticed the Holding Tabs would not spring out to hold in place. Button for adjustment sleeve would not hold in place for wide open throttle and would pull all the way out. Not sure why Advance Auto would keep selling from this supplier with these kinds of reviews. Just Cheap imported Junk. Wish I looked online first at what people were saying.

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        3.0

        it worked ok for me

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        from WY

        About Me Automotive tech student

        Comments about ATP Automatic Transmission Detent Cable:

        It is alright it works its not total trash it wouldn't adjust properly wd40 lubricated it n adjusted fine... Research how to adjust it. Fyi don't hold the button push it all the way in till it stops jump in vehicle with engine off go wide open throttle I had more problems with a GM OEM replacement it was also available In the store... GM 1 week. Also watch your routing twists turns kinks etc won't help anything

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        (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        very poorly made piece of junk

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        from Owls Head NY

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          Comments about ATP Automatic Transmission Detent Cable:

          first problem was the rachet clamp doesn't hold.Comes right out.Then one of the plastic holding tangs broke off so it won't stay in the bracket.Complete piece of junk.I won't be buying anything from Advance auto any more.

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          (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          dissapointed with quality

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          from Roanoke, VA

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          Pros

          • Cheap

          Cons

          • Flimsy

          Best Uses

            Comments about ATP Automatic Transmission Detent Cable:

            This was cheap and it was reflected in the quality.
            Broke at top end trying to install.
            Returned to store and bought one elsewhere at a higher price and much higher quality.

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            1.0

            not a good product, get O.E.

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            from Harrisburg AR.

            Pros

            • None

            Cons

            • Cheaply Made
            • Flimsy
            • No quality control

            Best Uses

            • Trash Can

            Comments about ATP Automatic Transmission Detent Cable:

            the product was cheaply priced and came shrink wrapped so i know it was new. upon installation in the truck the slider was found to be defective and would completely pop out upon extension like the cable was too short. the throttle cable clip would not stay on the throttle and would fall off when the throttle returned to position. there were slices cut out of the cable sheath, how could this pass QA inspection and be wrapped for sale? had i not lived 30 miles away it would have been returned. i took a loss on it, go get one thats OEM, it will be worth it to save the headache.

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            7 Questions | 8 Answers
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            • Q:

              i have an 88 gmc with 700r trans 350 motor 4wd will this cable cause it not to shift to 3rd and od.ty
              Asked on 3/5/2012 by Anonymous

              1 answer

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                A:

                This could possibly be the problem. However, without the presence of your vehicle we would not be able to properly diagnose it nor provide you with a 100% answer. We would suggest that you take your vehicle to a certified mechanic for further diagnosis.

                Answered on 3/6/2012 by Dennis from AAP
            • Q:

              o.k. this wont properly adjust. keeps pulling adjusting tab completely out of the bracket to where its past the notch marks and resting on the cable. replacing a universal cable& back to a stock cable.
              Asked on 8/17/2011 by Anonymous

              1 answer

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                A:

                If your vehicle has the stock brackets, stock intake and carburetor if it's pulling out when you hit the throttle, then the cable may be of defective.

                Answered on 8/19/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
            • Q:

              I need to find this cable for a 1988 Chevrolet Silverado 4x4 305 engine and a 400r3 transmission.
              Asked on 11/20/2010 by jack from concord ,nc

              1 answer

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                A:

                We do not have this Automatic Detent Cable available online for your vehicle. I would suggest visiting a local Advance Auto Parts store where they may be able to special order it for you.

                Answered on 11/23/2010 by Ron the Auto Parts Rebel from AAP
            • Q:

              will this cable change the shift points on my transmission.
              Asked on 11/12/2010 by Anonymous

              1 answer

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                A:

                Cables do not have anything to do with shift points. If you want to change the shift points, other work is needed. One way to change the shift points is to reprogram the transmission settings and the other way is to rebuild the transmission itself.

                Answered on 11/15/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
            • Q:

              does this come with the rubber grommet on the trans side?
              Asked on 6/10/2010 by jet from long valley, nj

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                A:

                I do not believe so.

                Answered on 8/19/2010 by Mike from AAP
            • Q:

              Does this fit 200r trans?????
              Asked on 3/23/2010 by Monk from In.

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                A:

                If you could provide us with the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle we would be more than happy to see if we carry the right part you are looking for.

                Answered on 5/12/2010 by Rose from AAP
            • Q:

              t700r4 throttle valve cable for trans o.d.lock up?
              Asked on 10/26/2009 by mike d from huntsville al

              2 answers

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                In order to be more helpful in response to your question. We need specific information about your vehicle make, model, and year. If you happen to be near an Advance Auto Parts store, you can visit the store, or contact us at 1-877-ADVANCE. This way we can help you find the right part to fit your vehicle.

                Answered on 11/16/2009 by Rob from Advance Auto Parts
              • A:

                no, it is for part throttle downshifts, and full throttle downshift, it also controls shift time and line pressure

                Answered on 12/4/2009 by RiouxB from Higganum CT
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