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I did a complete shifter rebuild today what a PITA. anyhow
i finally got it all back together and now i cant get the linkage
correct right now reverse is first and i cant get it in either of the
back gears 2nd or 4th Neutral feels like it is set all theback. I new
i should of waited till my Bentley manual got here but i had no 5th gear
please help as this is my daily driver. The haynes said something
about a shift alignment tool can i get this from Autozone or Pepboys.
Many thanks in advance



Modified by VDUBLUVENTO at 6:48 PM 6-29-2003
 

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Re: Help ! gears are out of sink after shifter rebuild (VDUBLUVENTO)

look under the hood, at the end of the linkage from inside the car, there is a ring clamp that needs to be loosened, then put the shifter in the middle of its range of motion, tighten the clamp and see if it will go into gear, if not do it again until you are happy, should take about 5 min

any manual should cover this
 

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Re: Help ! gears are out of sink after shifter rebuild (vedubya)

I did this a couple times today i marked the shift rod before i took apart the
old linkage i thought it would line up i have the ring clamp about a 1/2 inch from the end of the shift rod.
 

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Re: Help ! gears are out of sink after shifter rebuild (VDUBLUVENTO)

Anymore Info i need to fix this tonight. TTT
 

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Re: Help ! gears are out of sink after shifter rebuild (VDUBLUVENTO)

loosen the clamp. Stick the tranny in 3rd gear (standing in front of the car, verify the selector is in its normal/centered position, then pull it towards you). Get in the car, remove the boot. Shove the lever forward(towards the front of the car) to the front of the box, centered in its normal (not counting reverse) side to side travel. Wedge it in place, and tighten the clamp whereever all that lines up.
 
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