I replaced my gray tank valve with this. I took off the T handle and put the cable onto it, direct fit. I called the factory and was told I couldn't put my cable onto the new valve, wrong! My cable was completely free, holding the handle up and releasing the cable it just fell to the bottom of the movement range. In other words it wasn't the cable at all, the old valve was bad. If I have to do the black tank valve I'll do what Ron did.