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Old 06-02-2009, 10:32 AM
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I think the auto shift likage is loose on my truck or at least i hope thats the problem, when i put it in P its like its still halfway in reverse, i was wondering if thats an easy fix and how should i go about fixing it? i heard that there is a little screw that needs to be tightened, and can i do it myself or does someone need to be in the truck working the shifter?
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:32 PM
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When you put the truck in park is it actually half way still in reverse or does the indicator just say that?

If it is just the indicator then yes, under the dash there is a little adjustment **** that will move the little indicator left or right by giving it a little turn.

Otherwise you have a linkage issue down at the trans and that needs to be addressed.
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Does it get hard to move when you put it into park like that? I know on mine I had a similar problem, and when I would shift to park, it would just stop and wouldn't go any further. Turned out that running down a gravel road threw a rock up into the linkage, and once that was removed, everything worked fine again.
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what its doing is when i put it in P (and its not hard to move at all) the indicator goes all the way to the left as its supposed to but it doesnt go into park, if i give it a sec and give it some gas it kinda halfway engages with reverse- grinds a little. Sometimes I get lucky and it does go into park if i really slam it, but not so much. Basically the indicator is a "guideline" of sorts to tell me where the gears are, as I have to put the indicator halfway between R and P to go in reverse. Not sure if that makes sense... so to me there should be somthing i can adjust under the truck??
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You def. have a linkage issue going down to the trans. You will want to jump under your truck and look at the linkage and look for something that came loose or something. There may be a rod down there that got slightly bent or something.

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