At the idle position it does look weird staying loose like that.
What do you mean by "it seems to be catching"?
However, the more important thing is that if you were to pull out the cable gently. Do you feel spring pressure? Does the cable return into the tube by spring pressure?
If the spring pressure does exist, which I thought it wasn't, then look on the tube and see if there is evidence of bending.
by catching i meant that there was strong resistance on the end when pulling out a little further than as pictured in no. a)
yes, i felt a spring tension and when i released the cable from that far it was gently
springing into the rubber shielding. so no way about fishing the whole cable out.
on the other hand when i was pulling gently at first time i pulled a little like 1/4'' and noticed cable is so loose that it stays in that position (check pictures with a finger test).
John, i don't get what you mean in your sentence in bold. which tube you mean ? the thing i named "rubber shielding" sitting around the cable itself ?
then by bending you mean like what exactly ? how do i know how that tube is supposed to look like in a new car ?
Best guess would be that the stopper (the little dohicky that is staked to the cable) has slipped a mite. I know if you replace that cable, part of the calibration is to get things pretty tight before staking the stopper on the cable, so it's not like it can't slip if under enough force.
before it got it that loose which was when reversing
the mod explained in above DIY, i heard a single metallic clunk coming from transmission end of kick down cable. i thought i got it broken, but fortunately it's still hooked as it is "catching" at some point.
what you say makes a lot of sense now.
so do i have to replace that cable or simply moving something on the other end will fix the one i got ? either case involves opening the valve body, correct ?
now can someone explain to me please, why trained ATRA technicians have not mentioned such possibility ?