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Title: can't adjust slapstick to lock in Park
Post by: droptail on July 20, 2020 - 04:22:08 PM
its hit & miss whether or not the parking paw engages in my '70 cuda, also it won't ratchet into Drive without pushing the button & pushing it almost into Neutral.
This consistent with needing to adjust the linkage to pull backwards more - but I tried & it wouldn't slide anymore rearward - any ideas?

Thanks
Title: Re: can't adjust slapstick to lock in Park
Post by: 70chall440 on July 31, 2020 - 12:43:34 AM
It sounds like the lever on the trans is loose and/or slopped out.
Title: Re: can't adjust slapstick to lock in Park
Post by: droptail on August 02, 2020 - 11:48:32 AM
I found this adjustment technique - and worked great for me:

Loosen the small bolt that clamps the shift rod (on d/s) to trans lever.
Put the slap stick in first
Push the trans rod fwd manually (while under the car) into 1st.then tighten the bolt on the "box"

thanks
Title: Re: can't adjust slapstick to lock in Park
Post by: rallyechall on November 17, 2020 - 09:44:12 PM
God, it has been a hundred years since I have last posted. Make sure the spring is still attached to the shift mechanism. Most often times it comes off and lays under the console.
Title: Re: can't adjust slapstick to lock in Park
Post by: Jannik on February 15, 2021 - 03:30:59 AM
I'm kind of sure that the lever on the trans is loose, try to check it out