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New Transmission Problem

Dan D

Well-known member
I had my transmission rebuilt by Jacks this past fall. I finally got around to installing it this past weekend. Got everything in, clutch bled, etc. and couldn’t get 5th or reverse. Ah! Shifter adjustment. Re-adjusted the cable ends. No luck /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/banghead.gif.

I took the shifter cables off on the trans side and actuated the levers directly by hand. 1st to 4th are no problem. The select lever will go into the 5th/Rev position, but the shift lever won’t budge to select either gear.

After almost a year of being parked, I had to take my new engine’s first break in drive with no 5th or reverse /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif. Any ideas on what to check without pulling the tranny back off. I’d like to rule out all possibilities before returning the car to JSB’ing status.
 

Barnes

Well-known member
Unscrew your reverse sensor and try it again. If it works, re-tighten your reverse sensor, but not as tight. You can also add additional crush washers under the sensor to space it out.
 

Dan D

Well-known member
Ding Ding Ding! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/idea.gif

You win. That seems to be the problem. With no sensor, 5 & reverse engage easily. I'll have to go get some washers now because even finger tight impeedes shifting.

Thanks for the help /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
 

Quoting BarnesMobile:
Unscrew your reverse sensor and try it again. If it works, re-tighten your reverse sensor, but not as tight. You can also add additional crush washers under the sensor to space it out.



Very good advice Mr. Barnes. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/applause.gif

And thank you Dan for telling us that fixed it.
 

Barnes

Well-known member
I gotta pull my weight around here every once in a while right? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hsugh.gif Glad I could help.
 

raptorWagon

Well-known member
damn it, I had been having this problem for a long time and everyone kept pointing towards the cables or a bad shift fork. Doesn't matter now though, as I'm just going to get the trans rebuilt.
 
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