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Old 09-09-2010, 12:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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driving up the mountain and shifted into 3rd. shift lever went way further thank usual and got stuck. has some freeplay but wont shift out of 3rd gear.
if the shift bolt needs replacing can i remove the shifter and replace the bolt, bushing and lever while in gear?
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Remove the lever, then use a large screwdriver or similar to realign the shifter rods before replacing the parts.
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so once the shift lever is removed the truck is still in gear. am i trying to get it in neutral with the screw driver? how do i find neutral, also when using the screwdriver to find neutral if thats the case do i need to apply the clutch to "shift"?
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there is a slot in the shift rods that the shift lever uses to engage the rod. If all the slots on the shift levers are lined up then it's in neutral. The clutch doesn't have to be pushed in, but it helps.
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just to make it clear before i pull the lever, its in 3rd gear, in the transmission as well i believe, if i drive the truck right now it wont come out of 3rd i think because the shift lever is stuck. i can pull the lever while in gear? i have read to put it in neutral before pulling shift lever but no can. thanks for all the help.
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just to make it clear before i pull the lever, its in 3rd gear, in the transmission as well i believe, if i drive the truck right now it wont come out of 3rd i think because the shift lever is stuck. i can pull the lever while in gear? i have read to put it in neutral before pulling shift lever but no can. thanks for all the help.
You can pull the lever when its in third, they recommend having in neutral to avoid getting the lever misaligned.
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awesome, ill give it a go. thanks for the help.
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so pulled the lever and found no shifter bushing! where did it go? directions werent clear, but to be sure, the shifter bushing goes on top of the ball of the shift lever (nearest shift knob) and the flat part of the shifter bushing faces up toward knob, concave part facing down resting on ball yeah? thanks for all your help so helpful, think i got lucky on realigning shift levers into neutral cuz i had no idea what i was doing.
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whatever way i put it in it seems to be working fine shifts into all gears, when once before shifter was stuck in 3rd gear. stoked...
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I love a happy ending! Good job.
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