Re: Reverse on 4spd not wanting to go in
1. Is it a Hurst?
2. If it is a Hurst it doesn't matter if it worked right or not before. Mine used to go out of adjustment once a week until I put some washers on it to lock the linkage pins in place better at the shift levers. I've gotten caught in a parking lot for ten minutes trying to get it out of reverse when it has happened.
When I say levers, I am not talking about the linkage rods. In neutral, if you cannot slide a 1/4" drill bit clean through the hole on the side of the shifter body, through the shift lever arms on the shifter body itself, and out the other side of the shifter body then it is out of adjustment. The only way to get them back in is to adjust the pins on the linkage rods where they connect to the shifter levers as this will move the shifter lever into line where it needs to be. This aligns the shifter itself and lets the shifter travel freely side to side into the reverse gate, 1/2 gate, and 3/4 gate. With absolutely no linkage attached at all if the levers are not lined up correctly it will not move between the gates.
By the way, if the two bolts you referenced in your first post are on the front and back of the shifter body (towards first gear and towards second gear), those are the stop bolts to prevent overshifting. To adjust those, you first have to get the alignment finished. Then back both bolts out until they are just holding in the holes by a couple of threads. Push the shifter into third gear and hold it there. Turn the upper bolt in until it touches the shift lever, then back it out one turn and tighten the jam nut to hold it in place. For the other one, do the same except shift it into fourth and repeat the procedure.
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Last edited by Steiner; May 7th, 10 at 12:14 AM.