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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Apr 5th, 01, 07:03 AM Thread Starter
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Greetings,

I just put a new tranny pan on and changed the fluid in my 69 Camaro's PG Tranny.

Now it's tough to get it into park. You really have to slam the shifter in there.

Can someone please walk me through adjusting the linkage? I have NO idea how to do it!

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I would imagine the mounting bracket bolted on the trans pan rail is just a hair or two off and I assume its a console shift. Column shift to follow.

Here goes: Console
1. Remove ball joint from trans arm by removing nut, do not separate ball joint
2. Place trans lever into PARK
3. Place console shifter into PARK
4. Loosen two locknuts on bracket
5. Adjust cable until ball joint slides into hole on trans arm
6. tighten nuts -- job done!

Column shift:
1. Loosen pinch bolt on linkage at firewall on top of steering column
2. Place trans arm into PARK and column shift into PARK
3. Tighten pinch bolt -- job done
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Everett#2390,

You are correct, it is a console shifter and the mounting bracket is off. The TCI pan did not bolt right in (Stuff never does). I had to grind down the mounting bracket a bit to bolt it back into place. (I know - bad thing.)

Could you please tell me where the "ball joint from trans arm" is located? Near bracket or at console?

Thanks very much for your help!

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Sorry!!!! MY bad as they say --

The console shift cable does not use a ball joint, it uses a pin(?). The ball joint I'm thinking of is for the accelerator linkage.

My humblest apologies!!!

Your right, nothing is a direct bolt up when they say bolt-on.

Now since the cable bracket is in a different plane than OE design, how did you make up for the alignment of cable to trans arm?

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The bracket is only off a hair. It's attached using the same bolts / holes per OEM. The cable is flexible so, I didn't think it would matter. (My bad!)

It is fine shifting, just can't get it into park easily. I thought it was because I drained the fluid and put fresh stuff in. I read somewhere that the tranny requires adjusting after a fluid drain / refill. Is this true?

I've never done ANY tranny work so, I'm clueless here!

Thanks again.

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I can take a pic of the bracket / cable this weekend and post the URL to it if need be.
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No adjustment required!

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However, after I put the pan / new fluid on / in, I have trouble getting it into park. It takes several tries to get it to catch and ya' have to "slam" the shifter into park.

It's quite odd!

Any thoughts?
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you said you had to grind the pan in places to get it to fit, chock the car off and jack it up with stands (saftey first!) have someone roll it through the shift points and then go into park normally, look at the bracket to make sure its not getting hung up on the pin, my pin bent and the "slamming" popped it into park, but also bent my pin more, check for any hang ups in the linkage on the trans side first. then slam.

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Sounds like the bracket on the pan needs to be moved foward.The other way is to remove the shift cover,on the console.Adjust the bolt on the shifter,seems like it's a 1/2" wrench.Loosten the bolt then pull the shifter towards the rear of car,just a little. Tighten the bolt.

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dale68z,

When you say:
"Loosten the bolt then pull the shifter towards the rear of car,just a little."

Is there are measurement I should be trying for or just pull the shift lever back to give me room to get the lever into park?

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Pull it back,just far enough,so when you tighten the adjusting bolt,the shifter will get the trans into park.By the way,if the shifter is hard to move,replace the cable.It's still avalable from GM.

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