Re: [DML] Trouble shifting in 1st and 2nd gear
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Re: [DML] Trouble shifting in 1st and 2nd gear



Before you start tearing the transmission apart:

Side to side shift lever problems, especially in the absence of any other problems, are usually a crossgate cable adjustment. Inability to get into 1st or 2nd = cable too long. Cable is adjusted at the back of the transmission. It's just like the throttle cable hollow bolt -- you don't actually adjust the cable itself, but rather the outer sheath. To make the cable shorter, loosen the lock nut and move the outer sheath back. It's a very fine adjustment -- do not go any further than a full turn then check (since you're pulling on the cable you will need to resnug the lock nut before checking). If you go too far the cable will be too short to get into 5th.

Bill Robertson
#5939



--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "jtrealtywebspannet" <jtrealty@...> wrote:
>
> You do all of the simple stuff first. Make sure you have enough of the correct oil in the transmission. Lubricate and adjust all of the shift linkage making sure there is no looseness or play. Check the motor mounts to make sure none are cracked. If all of this doesn't fix it you are probably going to have to replace the roll pins inside the transmission. BTW, shifting without the motor running is no test.
> David Teitelbaum
> 




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