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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-15-2002, 12:25 PM
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Stoopid Dana 300 question

What's the shift pattern for a Dana 300, from front to back? I'm not running a front driveshaft right now, and with the automatic tranny in park, I can't turn the front t-case output. So...I'm driving around in 4-hi. I'm pretty sure 4-lo is all the way forward, but I can't find 2-hi.

In addition, the t-case pops out of 4-lo, and it seems I can only shift between 4-lo and 4-hi (the stick won't move any further in either direction).
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-15-2002, 12:36 PM
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Re: Stoopid Dana 300 question

From firewall back: 4Lo, Nuetral, 2Hi, and 4Hi. Most auto trannys shift better with the tranny in nuetral. I'm running a Currie twin stick which takes away some of the guess work. With the Trans hump plate off you can usually watch the shift arms work. Hope this helps.
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Re: Stoopid Dana 300 question

I've had better luck shifting the auto trans a slightly different way. I stop, put the trans in neutral, then, while still holding the brake, put it in park. Then I do my transfer case shifting. In park, the parking prawl holds the output shaft and by holding the brake, there is no pressure on the gears of the transfer case.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 04-15-2002, 04:24 PM
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Re: Stoopid Dana 300 question

CRAIG!! thats not a stupid question....check your linkages for full travel....years of wear can sometimes not allow them to go all the way in, and that could be why they are poppin out. Also shifter boots and body lifts have been known to cause this poppin out!

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