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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-24-2003, 08:26 AM
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TH400 auto tranny kick down & switches

I have a '79 Jeep CJ7 with TH400 auto tranny that the P.O. installed. It doesn't have a kick down, neutral safety switch or a back up light switch. I need help with this stuff, what donor vehicle or where to find parts.
All information will be appreciated
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Re: TH400 auto tranny kick down & switches

I answered yesterday on JU... did you think I was BS'ing you? [img]images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

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<font color="blue"> The kickdown switch should be standard from *any* TH-400. I think it simply slides in/out (might have to drop the pan and remove the "detent solinoid" though).

I think all (most?) TH-400s had external backup light switches. Mine was part of the column shifter linkage and also kept it from starting in gear (2nd thing viciously removed during build-up ). </font color>

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The neutral safety was also external
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Re: TH400 auto tranny kick down & switches

What he said.
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Re: TH400 auto tranny kick down & switches

The kickdown SWITCH was useualy a momentary switch on the carb linkage, the kickdown SOLENIOD just screws into the side of the tranny,most only had 1 terminal on the end and the tranny will leak like a seive if its not there. or the hole isn't pluged. n.s. switches varied by years and users. Either on shifter, or in neutral/reverse lamp switch on tranny shift shaft. It's worth the effort!!!! gas. good luck!
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Re: TH400 auto tranny kick down & switches

The kickdown switch was mounted over the gas pedal.
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Re: TH400 auto tranny kick down & switches

Thanks guys, I have nothing and plan to go to the bone yard and need a starting point as to where to look to get these parts.
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I've probably got one of the kickdown switches somewhere. If you can't find one let me know. I'm not home much right now.
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Re: TH400 auto tranny kick down & switches

Thanks, that will be a big help. I'm on vacation next week and plan to hit the yards. I'll let you know if I need one.
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Re: TH400 auto tranny kick down & switches

Mine was "micro" brand switch(no doubt rigged...errr, "added" by the PO [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]) on a bracket near the accelerator. This was also viciously removed as I'm more than capable of "kicking it down" all by my lonesome [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: TH400 auto tranny kick down & switches

I just took a kickdown switch to the scrap metal place in the body of a 1975 cherokee that I didn't need. I guess I should have pulled it out. Oh, well.
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