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Old 09-29-2010, 07:42 PM
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I have a 96 with a 2.3 and i had a new clutch installed, the mechanic did not use the fill bolt on the transmission to fill after re-installing, instead, he poured it through the gear shifter.

Drive truck to Mc donalds and red transmission fluid comes squirting out inside the cab through where the metal plates moutns to the transmission through the slit in the boot ( see picture). It Looked Like Death!

i figured it was overfilled and heard that you suppost to fill the transmission until it starts draining back out of the fill bolt. so i undid the fill bolt. alot of fluid came out.

now, im trying to put my shifter back in but whenever i put it into the top of the trasmission it fits fine and scerws in, but will not move into any gears, no parts are broke,the transmission is still in 1st from whenever i took the shifter out, i can even drive it around the block.

its like the metal piece that goes into the transmission to move the gears is not attached correctly or it is hung in gear? it was driving and shifting perfect before i took the shifter out,(whenever the fluid was coming out)...anyone got any ideas? ive never done this before and i really need to fix my truck!!--heres what im lookin at-



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Old 09-29-2010, 08:53 PM
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that sucks man sorry to hear that im a noob cant help ya soory...
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:59 PM
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What most likely is the issue is that you removed the shifter with the truck in gear. Now that you're trying to install it, the shift rails are moved around which makes it quite difficult to get that shifter stub installed properly. Little note: never remove the shifter in gear. Neutral only.

Best advice I can give is unbolt that shifter stub(the 3-bolt dealio) and try to place it in the correct slot. Do you remember what gear you parked it in? If so, getting it in the right slot shouldn't be too hard. If 2nd gear, the top of the stub would be back and to the left, which puts the bottom(trans side) of the stub in the front right. Another thing you could do is push the clutch and get a screwdriver in the hole and coax the shift rails one by one til everything is in neutral.


Hope you get it worked out and keep us updated. Don't worry....don't think you're stupid. First time I pulled my trans in this truck I did the same exact thing. lol.







sidenote: I don't know if you know your mechanic personally, but he sounds like a total retard filling it the way he did and possibly overfilled it. You might have to get a new top seal (the one under that gold piece that has the 3 holes).
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Old 09-29-2010, 09:00 PM
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Default Re: Shifter problems

filling the transmission up from the shifter won't cause any problems. but he overfilled it. and its recommended that the shifter be removed will in neutral not 1st. you have to get your shifter to sit back in the groove for first gear. youll just have to keep playing with it till you get it back in there. why did you take the shifter off to drain it?
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Old 10-02-2010, 10:42 AM
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I Got it all put back togher, had to use a screwdriver, on the shiftrails to get itinto N....but hey its workin now! thanks
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