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

That was Steve's problem in a nutshell -- his crossgate cable simply needed to be shortened, yet everybody was telling him to not only mess with the pedal clevis, but also to bleed the hydraulics, top off the gear oil, open the case to change roll pins, etc.

The only reason crossgate cable adjustments are not well known in the DeLorean community is because most DeLoreans have never been driven anywhere close to normal mileage (200,000 miles). If DeLoreans were driven like normal cars, crossgate cable adjustments would be as common as torsion bar adjustments.

Bill Robertson

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, gmfm1@... wrote:
> For anyone that has a 5 speed trans, if you ever have problems getting into 1st/2nd or 5th, don't try to force it. If you do this too many times or too hard the first time, you can break the pivot bolt in the shifter levers and it can only be accessed from under the car. 
> I know because it happened to me. The mechanics wouldn't listen to me when I told them the shifter was out of adjustment. They went the way of the adjustable clutch link and that did not solve the problem..
> Gary Masie.


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