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Old 26 Aug 2007, 02:40 pm
Danhole
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Default removing shifter cable from automatic transmission on a 1988 Honda Prelude Si

I just bought this '88 Honda prelude Si 4ws and it needs a
transmission. I've removed everything but the shifter cable. All i
need to know is how i do i separate the cable from the tranny. It's an
automatic. Do i need to disconnect it from the shifter first, drop the
tranny, then take the cable out or what. I'm stumped and i could use
some advice a.s.a.p. Thanks everyone.



........ Danholiosis .......

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Old 26 Aug 2007, 06:42 pm
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Danhole wrote:
> I just bought this '88 Honda prelude Si 4ws and it needs a
> transmission. I've removed everything but the shifter cable. All i
> need to know is how i do i separate the cable from the tranny. It's an
> automatic. Do i need to disconnect it from the shifter first, drop the
> tranny, then take the cable out or what.


The cable disconnects at the transmission. The instructions in the service
manual simply say, "Remove the shift cable from the transmission." The
illustration points out a cotter pin and a control pin at the end of the
control cable although I can't tell which comes out first.
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Chuck


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Old 26 Aug 2007, 06:54 pm
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Danhole wrote:
> I just bought this '88 Honda prelude Si 4ws and it needs a
> transmission.


By the way, you'll probably have to adjust the throttle control cable when
the new transmission goes in. A slight misadjustment can cause significant
shifting problems. (I hope that wasn't the reason for the transmission
replacement.)

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Chuck


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Old 27 Aug 2007, 01:59 am
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Default Re: removing shifter cable from automatic transmission on a 1988 Honda Prelude Si

On Aug 26, 4:42 pm, "Charles" <electrochuckREM...@XXXatt.net> wrote:
> Danhole wrote:
> > I just bought this '88 Honda prelude Si 4ws and it needs a
> > transmission. I've removed everything but the shifter cable. All i
> > need to know is how i do i separate the cable from the tranny. It's an
> > automatic. Do i need to disconnect it from the shifter first, drop the
> > tranny, then take the cable out or what.

>
> The cable disconnects at the transmission. The instructions in the service
> manual simply say, "Remove the shift cable from the transmission." The
> illustration points out a cotter pin and a control pin at the end of the
> control cable although I can't tell which comes out first.
> --
> Chuck


Tonight i was working on the car and i found the cotter pin and
control pin you mentioned. unfortunately removing the cotter pin
seemed to do nothing for me. And also there seems to be some kind of
washer thing over the head of the bolt that goes through the control
pin. This makes it so i cant get any kind of wrench over the bolt.
There is little room to work with so i am limited to the tools i can
use. Maybe there is a special tool i need? Anything will help

THANKS ............Danholio..................

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Old 27 Aug 2007, 02:08 am
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Default Re: removing shifter cable from automatic transmission on a 1988 Honda Prelude Si

A slight misadjustment can cause significant
> shifting problems


is there any trick to doing this, or is it a difficult task?

thank you ..............danholio...........

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Old 27 Aug 2007, 03:03 pm
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Danhole wrote:
> Tonight i was working on the car and i found the cotter pin and
> control pin you mentioned.


Verify that the cotter pin and control pin of which we speak was covered by
the torque converter cover. (Removing that cover is the step just prior to
removing the shift cable. The attachment point of the shift cable is very
close to the gear teeth. Can you see the gear teeth?)

> unfortunately removing the cotter pin
> seemed to do nothing for me. And also there seems to be some kind of
> washer thing over the head of the bolt that goes through the control
> pin.


Maybe you are labeling the entire bracket that connects to the shift cable
end piece the "control pin." Upon close examination of the illustration in
the service manual I note that the cotter pin is the only thing holding the
control pin in place. The cotter pin goes through the ears of the control
pin. Once the cotter pin is removed, pull the control pin out and the shift
cable is free.

--
Chuck


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Old 27 Aug 2007, 03:16 pm
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Danhole wrote:
> A slight misadjustment can cause significant
>> shifting problems

> is there any trick to doing this, or is it a difficult task?


Loosen the top and bottom locknuts on the throttle control cable.

Press down on the throttle control lever with your left hand until it stops.

While pressing down on the throttle control lever pull on the throttle link
at the rear of the engine compartment with your right hand.

Remove all throttle control cable free play by gradually turning the top
locknut. The control lever should begin to move at precisely the same time
as the throttle link.

When set tighten the bottom locknut and recheck the adjustment. Verify that
the cable moves freely by operating the accelerator pedal.

(Honda technicians have an improved adjustment technique using a hydraulic
pressure gauge.)

--
Chuck


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Old 28 Aug 2007, 02:41 am
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Default Re: removing shifter cable from automatic transmission on a 1988 Honda Prelude Si

DUDE you rock, i got the cable out no problem after you gave me that
info.

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