shifter issues

shifter issues

Postby Black89cs [OP] » February 7th 2009, 10:36am

On my van I happened to notice that when shifting out of park and down to overdrive it works just fine, but if I try to shift down any farther it won't budge. It barely goes into 3rd, but after that the shifter seems to be stuck. When driving it shifts gears ok, and neutral, reverse, park, overdrive positions work fine, although slightly out of allignment with the needle on the indicator. I know the transmission was replaced at some point by the previous owner. Does the cable/linkage need adjusted, or is it binding up on something either underneath or inside the van?
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Re: shifter issues

Postby astro355 » February 7th 2009, 10:42am

I would check for binding under the van. Either the linkage or the pivot point on the frame.
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Re: shifter issues

Postby Black89cs [OP] » February 7th 2009, 10:43am

Ok ,thanks. Now I'll have to either wait until the ground is dry enough or kick one of the cars out of the carport for a bit to check things out. :mrgreen:
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