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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-15-2003, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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auto column shift adjustment?

I have an 86 with 258 tf999 and when I shift into D for drive I can shift into second just by pulling the shifter a little passed D. The indicator is still in drive just a little passed but the tranny is in second. I know I can adjust the shifter linkage I just don't know exactly the proper way of doing it. Does anyone have this problem? I think this might be an easy fix but I'm not sure how to adjust it.
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Re: auto column shift adjustment?

Here's the instructions, hope it helps.




1980-86

Raise and support the vehicle on jackstands.
Loosen the shift rod trunnion jamnuts.
Remove the lockpin retaining the trunnion to the bell crank and disengage the trunnion at the bell crank.
Place the shift lever in Park and lock the column.
Move the transmission case lever as far into the Park (rearward) position as possible. Check that the driveshaft will not rotate in this position.
Adjust the shift rod trunnion to obtain free pin fit in the bell crank arm and tighten the trunnion jamnuts.
All play must be eliminated for proper adjustment. Eliminate play by pulling downward on the shift rod and pressing on the outer bell crank.

Move the gearshift lever to Park and Neutral and check to see if the engine starts.
Road test the vehicle.
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Re: auto column shift adjustment?

Check for worn parts first. That's been my experience for the same type of problem.
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Re: auto column shift adjustment?

Thanks Will I will give it a shot. Where did you get that diagram? I have a factory service manual and it doesn't have anything like that in it. Thanks for the great info.

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Re: auto column shift adjustment?

search the forum for "caravan". Look in Dirt Dog's first reply to the thread.
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