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 Post subject: shifter problems
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:28 pm 
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I got 85 Eagle wagon 258 engine auto trans 182K miles. Already replaced trans mount an when you having it sitting on a small grade in park. You can take your hand an hit the shifter an it will come out of park into reverse & it can be in park on a small grade an sitting there an it will start creaking an slowly start rolling an you can sit there an rock the car by just sitting in the seat an the car will move while still in park. Was told it might be brass fitting in shifter or shifter cable bad any ideas?

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 Post subject: Re: shifter problems
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:14 pm 
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Shifter uses a rod linkage, not cable. It can be adjusted by loosening a screw on the rod and moving it into position. You may need to lift up the rear and spin the rear driveshaft while moving the linkage to get it to lock in park, but try just adjusting it first.

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 Post subject: Re: shifter problems
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:50 am 
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ok an I saw on autozone an them a shifter cable that they say might be stretched or broke. So it is a linkage problem an would it be hard to fix?

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 Post subject: Re: shifter problems
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:10 am 
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As Baskinator said, there is no cable with the Eagle shifter to stretch and there really isn't any linkage. A rod attaches to the shifter and then down to the gear selector on the transmission. First thing I would check, would be to see if the rod came out of adjustment. There is a pinch bolt that holds the rod to the piece that is connected to the shifter and that is where you would adjust it. Make sure your wheels are properly chalked before you mess with the shifter rod. Also the notch can be worn on your shifter where it locks into park or the part that drops into the notch might be sticking.


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 Post subject: Re: shifter problems
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:41 am 
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ok thanks will check it out. that is the only thing keeping it off the road everything else is done to it.

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 Post subject: Re: shifter problems
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:41 pm 
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You know, now that I think about it, there is a little cable in that handle of the shifter, is that the one you were talking about? If that stretched it would make it harder to get out of park and not cause it to come out easier. Did this happen after you changed the mount? If so, the rod may need adjusting, The transmission might not have gone back the same exact spot when the new mount was installed.


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 Post subject: Re: shifter problems
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:50 pm 
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was doing it before but real bad now after trans mount changed on car it wont stay on a slight grade it park will roll with you an you have to block the wheels up with it in park an you can rock back an forth in the seat an it will roll with you in park

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 Post subject: Re: shifter problems
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:47 pm 
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Definitely needs linkage adjusted

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 Post subject: Re: shifter problems
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:28 am 
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Ah, I understand now. If you changed the transmission mount and never adjusted the linkage, then you definitely need to adjust it. Putting in a new mount would lift the trans up and take the linkage out of adjustment.

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 Post subject: Re: shifter problems
PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:41 am 
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So how is the best way to adjust the linkage was told to raise the rear wheel up an turn the drive shaft. If you have to turn the drive shaft which way would you need to turn it clock wise or counter?Also heard take the cover off the shifter in the car an adjust it like that.

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