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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old May 20th, 02, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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I just installed a new cable for my trans and when I try to adjust it (lever next to the horse shoe shifter) either I lost PARK or I lost LOW.
The adjustments are less then 1/4 of an inch foward or backwards.
Any idea whats wrong?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old May 20th, 02, 03:31 PM
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Looks like you have a powerglide cable. They have less travel and that seems to be your problem, right ? Lack of travel ?
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old May 20th, 02, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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seems like it could be.
I'll put the car in PARK and the will roll (trans will not lock up) and I'll have LOW gear...If I adjust the lever 1/4 of an inch foward I'll have Park (trans locks up) but no LOW gear.
Are the powerglide cables diffrent from a 3 speed trans cable?
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old May 20th, 02, 04:11 PM
 
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Is it the cable or the shifter? I thought the 3-speed auto shifter was different like in 67..Not sure
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old May 20th, 02, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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I'm thinking its the cable...The old cable I took out worked fine...It was hard to shift from 2nd to low and viceversa...found a kink in the cable and replaced it with this new one.
Soon as I replaced it, I cant get it to adjust it properly.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old May 20th, 02, 05:02 PM
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The shifter and cable's the same. To adjust it, disconnect the cable from the tranny and shift the tranny into nutral. Next place the shifter into the nutral position. On the left leg of the horse shoe there is an adjustment nut that you can loosen and an arm that can be moved back and forth. With the nut loose you should now be able to position the cable so it fits onto the post on the tranny arm. You should be able to line it up perfectly within the movement of the adjuster. When it fits right on tighten down the adjuster nut and put the carter pin back in on the tranny end.

If the end on the tranny won't line up the cable has streched or the pan bracket is incorrect... As I understand it the 2 speed and 3 speed use the same detent plate on the shifter. It's the pan mounting bracket and shifter arm that's different from tranny to tranny....

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old May 21st, 02, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks DJD,
I will try it your way and let you know what happens.
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