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Is there a spacer in the linkage?
1983 Bronco with a C6 tranny.....
This is difficult to explain, but from the tranny up.....
The shifter and housing for the neutral safety switch is first. A short link goes up and attaches to a long rod which is attached to the frame. That rod is connected on the other end to a mount that is bolted with two bolts to the tranny case above the shifter itself. Then there is another link which goes to attach directly to the long link which runs up to the steering column in the engine compartment.
The shift linkage is "bent", only it looks straight. The bolt that attaches the long rod hits the frame itself.
Now, if I pull the rod which runs through the mount that bolts to the tranny case above the neutral switch, it seperates the short linkage coming off of the tranny itself and connects to the other short piece which carries to the long link that actually goes up to the steering column.
By having the two short links seperated by about an inch and a half or so, the linkage doesn't hit the frame at all.
Is there supposed to be a space there from the factory? Or do in fact have bent linkage?
I wanna find out before I screw anything else up!