Intermediate and Overdrive
See Figures 1 and 2
When adjusting the bands, remove and discard the locknuts, and replace with new locknuts.
There are two band adjusting screws located on the driver's side of the transmission assembly, accessible from under the vehicle. The overdrive band is closer to the engine block; the intermediate band is farther back on the transmission toward the driveshaft.
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Raise the vehicle and support it safely on jackstands.
- Remove and discard the band locknut. Then loosen the band adjusting screw.
- Apply petroleum jelly to the locknut seal, then install a new locknut and hand-tighten.
- Tighten the band adjusting screw using a torque wrench to 10 ft. lbs. (14 Nm). Then loosen the adjusting screw two turns and hold firmly.
- Tighten the locknut to 35-45 ft. lbs. (47-61 Nm).
- Lower the vehicle.
See Figures 3, 4 and 5
- Raise the vehicle and support it safely on jackstands. Set the parking brake firmly.
- Place the shift lever in the OVERDRIVE position.
- Working from under the vehicle, loosen the adjustment screw on the shift cable and remove the end fitting from the manual lever ball stud.
- Place the manual lever in the OVERDRIVE position by moving the lever all the way rearward, then moving it three detents forward.
- Connect the cable end fitting to the manual lever.
Too much pressure on the arm can move the shifter to the DRIVE position. Apply pressure only until the resistance of the detent nib is felt.
- Tighten the adjustment screw to 45-60 inch lbs. (5-7 Nm). After adjustment, check for proper PARK engagement. The control lever must move to the right when engaged in PARK. Check the transmission control lever in all detent positions with the engine running to insure correct detent/transmission action and readjust if required.
See Figures 6, 7 and 8
The self-adjusting kickdown cable is attached to the accelerator pedal near the accelerator cable. The kickdown cable is routed from the transmission through the dash to the accelerator pedal. A self-adjuster mechanism is located in the engine compartment at the inlet for the cable on the dash.
The kickdown cable is self-adjusting over a tolerance range of 1 in. (25mm). If the cable requires readjustment, reset the cable by depressing the semi-circular metal tab on the self-adjuster mechanism and pulling the cable forward (toward the front of the van) to the "zero" position setting. The cable will then automatically readjust to the proper length when kicked down.