hello. i have an uninstalled XTR 952 shifter pod.

when test shifting the rear pod (no cable), from gear 9 down, it tends to only allow 1 click at a time unitl gear 6, then i'm able to click though 1-3 gears down to gear 1.

when i install the cable and rear derailleur, it shifts fine.

i took the pod apart for careful cleaning (LOL) and when i hold back the white plastc guide that houses the cable end, shifting works reasonably well.

so...for some reason my pod functions properly with cable tension or tension on that white housing (though i know once its mounted, this post is moot).

my questions:

> Normal?
> what would i need to do to fix it?

thanks.