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Username Post: 700R4 shift linkage        (Topic#348309)
holl 
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11-20-17 01:30 PM - Post#2715101    

I have 84 chevy suburban 4x4 with a 700r4 auto trans. I took a body lift off it and the shift linkage is messed up.(it was never really accurate) I've read articles on how to loosen the nut on the shift rod, orient the bracket on the trans with the shift lever, etc.
I've not been able to get the column shift indicator to match up with trans gearing (P,R,N, OD,D, 2,1)They are in the right sequence, just not aligning....
the truck was put together with various years components. Are all 80's tilt columns the same? Can the columns be rebuilt to get any slack out?



 
gchemist 
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11-21-17 05:26 AM - Post#2715161    
    In response to holl

Tilt columns are the same up to '83. '84 and later are different. The later models have a different switch lever.

The slop can be fixed. You have to disassemble part of it. Three screws need to be tightened. A little lock tight should keep it tight.

If the sequence is right, remove the lower column dash panel. You'll find a set screw for the shift indicator. A line attached to the screw moves the indicator. Adjust to to match shift position.

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Keith Seymore 
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11-21-17 07:03 AM - Post#2715175    
    In response to gchemist

  • gchemist Said:

If the sequence is right, remove the lower column dash panel. You'll find a set screw for the shift indicator. A line attached to the screw moves the indicator. Adjust to to match shift position.



Just to add to that: in the assembly plant we set the PRNDL indicator with the transmission in neutral; that way any error is split in the middle.

If you don't think you'll use the L1 and L2 positions much you can ignore them in favor getting the PRND end of the spectrum tuned in better.

K


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gchemist 
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11-21-17 07:52 AM - Post#2715180    
    In response to Keith Seymore

Ok, I didn't know that factory info. Cool. I need a new indicator. The needle on mine is broken. I feel the location. Positions are not hard to miss when you have a stout motor, strong trans, and a stiff trans cross member.

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Edited by gchemist on 11-21-17 09:08 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
holl 
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11-21-17 08:40 AM - Post#2715187    
    In response to gchemist

Thanks!



 
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