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Old 12-23-2018, 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by nograin
First try adjusting the column shift control to the transmission's shift position. Chock the wheels.

If you do have to go in the valve body, its just a spring loaded ball holding that clicks into the detents. Either gummed up - unlikely as ATF is very high in cleaning detergents, or the spring is a little weak. If you disconnect or loosen the rod attaching to the lever on the transmission, then move the lever arm, you'll know.

More likely is with worn tranmission mounts and slop in the linkage, its just a bit off.

Put the lever on the transmission in park. Put the shift lever in Park, tighten the adjusment nut, move to 1, or N and check alignment. A couple tries you'll get it.

Finally got around to it.
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