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Old 07-07-2013, 02:15 PM
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That is what i am wondering too. Only the back hole of the bracket is oval, the front is round so it doesn't adjust there. In order to adjust there it would require drilling or filing the bracket.

As I continue to drive it with this (zip tie) mod in place I am wondering if my perception of better shifting has to do with the way the truck's computer is reading the throttle position sensor and the speed sensor. If that is the case, the spec amount of cable slack could be very important to the long term healh of the transmission. Really hoping someone how has recently replaced their cable can provide info.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:15 PM
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Well, I did the mod. I did notice a difference which but also one that is bad. Whenever I shift, it's as if I'm riding the clutch and accelerator. Anyone else has that issue or should I be concerned it's a transmission issue. Also I made sure I didn't pull on the throttle body when I did the zip ties.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:16 PM
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did this mod and boy did it make a diffrence

I even did it to a truck at my work when I replaced the steering Column

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Old 08-15-2013, 06:46 AM
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Just did this no joke 5 minutes ago and man did it make a difference! (: 91 Ford Ranger. Had about 1/2 of slack.
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:23 PM
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Yeah, it does make a difference. I did it to mine and overall I'm happy with the better shifting when I'm towing the boat. Still I'm not sure this is a good thing for the transmission.

There should be a certain amount of slack in the Ranger cable, but nobody knows how much.

My wife's 2001 Tacoma has an adjuster on the cable at the intake. There is a lot of slack in the cable, but I can see that when she presses on the pedal it does reach WOT even with all the slack. Therefore, slack is there for a reason and not due to stretched cable. However, adjusting the cable would only make WOT come faster and not give any additional power, just the perception of more power.

My theory is that the zip ties will at best stretch our cables out, and at worst cause other problems due to the unscientific way we are adjusting them without knowing where they should be when new. That said, I'm leaving mine that way. I put on about 7k miles per year and the perceived power when towing is worth any possible damage that might happen years down the road.
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:06 PM
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I have a 96 with the 2.3 5spd. Been changing all kinds of sensors. plugs ,wires, tb clean, new MAF, IAC, fuel filter, solenoids etc, etc, etc. Still no real power even for a 2.3. I keep checking to make sure the floor mat isn't holding the gas pedal up. So I did this mod tonight . 2 zip ties. Will test drive tomorrow.
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:14 PM
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Does this raise your idle?
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:31 PM
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Does this raise your idle?
Nope. All it does is take the slack out of your throttle cable producing a quicker throttle respose

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Nope. All it does is take the slack out of your throttle cable producing a quicker throttle response

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Old 08-27-2013, 07:45 AM
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subbed. thanks guys, doing this this weekend when i get home from college
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:02 AM
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I did the mod and now my truck seems to idle a lot higher now.
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:16 AM
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I did the mod and now my truck seems to idle a lot higher now.
You might have put too much tension on the cable
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Old 08-27-2013, 12:27 PM
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You might have put too much tension on the cable
How much is a new cable for 91 ford ranger 5 speed 2.3
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Old 08-28-2013, 08:20 PM
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if you use too many zip ties you will be pulling the cable and increase the idle speed. Its like you have yur foot on the pedal. Dont take ALL the slack out.
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:44 PM
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I just did this. It took no more than 10 minutes and 3 small zip-ties. No words can explain the difference it makes, even for a 2007. best mod ever!!!
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Old 11-03-2013, 12:16 AM
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So I just spent about an hour reading through every post on this thread, and I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve! I can't wait to get up tomorrow and tackle this mod. I'll post as soon as I'm done with my results.
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