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Old 02-09-2017, 05:52 PM   #11
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Thanks for the help. I'll have to look into that this weekend. Really don't believe its the trans because once its in, its in. And I can put it there by hand. I'll check all the brackets, maybe I just bent something when I did the repair. Thanks.
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However, I broke the top plastic bearing on top when putting that rod back through the plate. It didn't seem super important, so I put everything back together.
"Plastic bearing", I think I know what you are talking about, so does that cable not have one? If so that would allow slack.
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Its kind of hard to explain, but the plastic bearing I was talking about was inside the transmission. The rod that goes down into the transmission to control shifting, it's 'secured' at the bottom and at the top (by the plate). When I assembled everything back together without it, I noticed that the rod itself had just a little play because it didn't have that bearing at the top to make it tight. I originally thought this would clear it up, but it didn't. I replaced the bearing and it made the rod tight. There's no play in it now, but the issue remains.

I'll have to double check where the cable actually connects. I remember it just being a 'ball joint' on the transmission arm and the cable had a quick thumb release on it. I didn't think there was much room for error but I'll check again.

I won't have time until this weekend but I'll check that and what sailor said about the brackets and check back on the thread.
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Ok I didn't know you had replaced it, I know what you mean by the orange waffle things, and I've only ever had problems with them
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Just wanted to check in (since I said I'd give an update). So before this weekend I had a success rate of 0% when trying to shift normally to third. I spent some time this weekend trying to see whats up.

Still can't really see anything wrong....the bracket on the back of the engine for the shift cable did not seem bent. However, since it seems like I just need another 1/4 inch of travel or so, I used a hammer and beat it forward a tad. I also raised the cable on the interior shifter about a half inch (it previously did nothing to help on its own).

Since I did that, I have a success rate of about 80%. It shifts fine most of the time, but every now and then it won't go in first try. It's a lot better but I still don't trust it. I think I'm going to try and mess with the bracket some more tomorrow, but I just wanted to check in in case someone else is having a similar issue somewhere.
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