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Username Post: Automatic Linkage Getting Stuck-54        (Topic#358755)
Thomas J. 
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Reg: 10-03-19
11-09-19 05:18 PM - Post#2779860    

Just wondering if anyone is having or has had trouble with their automatic linkage right where it comes out of the firewall on the part where it sets the transmission in park, drive, reverse etc. Mine is constantly getting stuck in reverse and unless someone gets under the hood while I'm trying to move it and press the spring that's a part of the mechanism which is no easy task, it just won't move and I'm stuck in reverse. Just wondering what the fix will be so if anyone can relate to this and found the solution I'd appreciate a heads up because as it is I really can't even get out of the driveway without getting stuck. :-( Car is a 54-210



 


RAM_51 
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RAM_51
Loc: Yakima, WA. USA
Reg: 12-28-02
11-09-19 09:06 PM - Post#2779874    
    In response to Thomas J.

Wow!...sounds kind of dangerous. I own a 1951 with P/G, but the engine trans were taken out of the car when I got it...so can't be of much help. I will probably find myself in the same situation. I'd direct you to the shop manual and see what you can figure out from that. I don't see any call outs that the shift mechanism changed for 1953 or 54...so I'd start here. Follow the LINK below:




LINK:
http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com/shop/1949_53/...


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dsacton 
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dsacton
Loc: Boulder, CO
Reg: 11-01-11
11-11-19 04:51 PM - Post#2780006    
    In response to RAM_51

I've got a '54 PG (automatic) in my garage, and would be happy to view/share any pictures if that would be helpful. Just let me know.

Scott Acton
1954 Chevy Bel Air 2-door
http://www.my54chevy.com


 
Thomas J. 
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Reg: 10-03-19
11-12-19 04:18 AM - Post#2780026    
    In response to dsacton

Someone sent me this pic and this is the area I'm talking about. They also said to keep it lubed at the handle inside and at the bottom, just wondering if that will take care of the problem. Talked to another person who said he had a Lokar shifter and linkage put in his and I'm wondering if mine is fixable or do I need to gat a new shifter and linkage also?

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/7310...



Edited by Thomas J. on 11-12-19 04:22 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
53sd 
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Reg: 12-08-08
11-12-19 10:44 AM - Post#2780042    
    In response to Thomas J.

Have you followed the instructions posted by Ram51?
That's all I've ever needed to get the PG shifting.
I would never waste money on an after market automatic shifter unless it was for a drag/race car.



 
dsacton 
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dsacton
Loc: Boulder, CO
Reg: 11-01-11
11-12-19 09:44 PM - Post#2780086    
    In response to Thomas J.

I took mine completey apart, de-rusted and painted it, and lubricated it well. There are no problems with it sticking, but it sounds like you've got something else going on. Could it be in the transmission?

Scott Acton
1954 Chevy Bel Air 2-door
http://www.my54chevy.com


Edited by dsacton on 11-12-19 09:44 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Thomas J. 
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Reg: 10-03-19
11-13-19 04:20 AM - Post#2780092    
    In response to dsacton

  • dsacton Said:
Could it be in the transmission?



No it's definitely in the linkage.



 


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