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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-10-2006, 12:17 PM
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why can\'t I shift out of reverse??

I have been subscribing to the list for about 6 months now (since I bought my bronco) but this is the first time I have posted here. I have a '89 Eddie Bauer with a 351W. Im not sure what kind of trannie it has, I dont really know much about trannies but it's a 3 speed (1 2 D). Yesterday when I got home from school everything was working fine but a couple hrs later when I went to move my truck it would shift into reverse but wouldn't shift past it. It feels like the shifter or linkage is hitting something. I checked the fluid and it was barely on the tip of the dipstick so I put in a quart and it is now about halfway to the cross hatched area. Is it not shifting because there isn't enough fluid in it or what?? Any help would be much appreciated.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 03-10-2006, 01:30 PM
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Nevermind I found the problem

My linkage was bent and a stud was hitting the frame so thanks any way.
post #3 of (permalink) Old 03-11-2006, 06:33 AM
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Re: Nevermind I found the problem

I'm glad you could figure it out. I was going to say get under there and check the linkage. On the C6 there's an adjustment nut. loosen it shift it into Park by hand and push the shifter all the way up before tightening it. Did your linkage come apart?
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