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1970 Cj5 Heater Box Cable

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by William Lucas, Apr 11, 2021.

  1. Apr 11, 2021
    William Lucas

    William Lucas New Member

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    Does anyone have a source for the heater box cable that runs from the dash mounted switch to the heater box damper under the hood? I've had no luck finding one. Thanks.
     
  2. Apr 11, 2021
    timgr

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    I don't know where to get this cable - however, I have repaired heater cables using parts from the Dorman universal choke or throttle cables.
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    Any parts store can get the Dorman stuff easily.
     
  3. Apr 11, 2021
    William Lucas

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    Thanks, I'll start looking.
     
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    Oldpappy

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    You could probably make one using a lawnmower throttle cable. You could heat the wire and bend it around into a ring with a pair of needle nose pliers.
     
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  5. Apr 12, 2021
    Michael Wedin

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    Barney's jeep store on eBay lists several heater control cables for the 72-75 cj5's . One for the damper and one for the heater control valve I think. Maybe these will help you out.
     
  6. Apr 13, 2021
    Uncle Vin

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    timgr

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    Interesting. It has a name.
     
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    Uncle Vin

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    I would get the best one that I could -- aircraft grade. It's cheap enough. I've found the Dorman ones to be weaker than the original cable.
     
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  9. Apr 14, 2021
    Oldriginal86

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    They make a tool for forming the eye in the cable. upload_2021-4-14_17-47-32.jpeg
     
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    Oldpappy

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    Cool tool!
     
  11. Apr 15, 2021
    William Lucas

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    Thanks.
     
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    William Lucas

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    William Lucas

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    Do you know the manufacturer or what the tool is called?
     
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    William Lucas

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    William Lucas

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    I order the cable and the K-D Coiling pliers. Thanks for the info. Finding an original part for this jeep has been quite the challenge.
     
  17. Apr 16, 2021
    timgr

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    The coiling pliers are cool, but not really required. I made a loop on the end of my replacement cables using an uninsulated ring connector (an electrical part) and my gas stove. I put the wire through the crimp part, heat it to soften the wire, bent it over, pulled back and crimped. I also soldered, but you probably don't need to do that.
     
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  18. Apr 16, 2021
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    William Lucas

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    Tomellen

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    not sure what u did, but i have one.
     
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