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Old 08-18-2011, 05:02 AM
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Default Replacing Shift Linkage???

Is there a DIY anywhere for this? I did a brief search for it and didn't see anything.
Also parts wise what am I looking at?
Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:56 PM
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Default Re: Replacing Shift Linkage???

Nobody?
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:02 PM
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Default Re: Replacing Shift Linkage???

Automatic or Manual? Symptoms?
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:52 PM
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Default Re: Replacing Shift Linkage???

Im sorry. Auto 3.0.
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:07 PM
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Default Re: Replacing Shift Linkage???

There is the shift lever and shift shaft on the column that operates an adjustable cable down to the transmission. Where is the problem and what are the symptoms?
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:18 PM
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Default Re: Replacing Shift Linkage???

The "arrow" is ALWAYS on 1 (for the gear selector). Very hard to find park. Hard to find the gears in general. Kinda easy to pop out of gear.
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:38 AM
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Default Re: Replacing Shift Linkage???

I would troubleshoot in this order:

If the shift lever feels sloppy, check for loose or missing screws (4) that hold the two clamps for the shift shaft that runs down the top of the column. These occasionally loosen or fall out at higher miles. Remove the plastic column trim to see the shift shaft.

The adjuster for the shift cable is at the transmission. If it has never been adjusted before, it may need to be tightened slightly.

There is a separate, much smaller wire cable that goes to the gear indicator in the cluster. It could be broken or out of adjustment. There is a thumbwheel under the dash to adjust it but you may have to remove the lower dash trim and knee bolster plate to find it.
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