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#1048024 - 02/10/17 10:15 PM Have to turn steering column to shift?
dmeow Offline
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Registered: 07/03/14
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Loc: Honolulu, HI
87 monte carlo SS with stock transmission.

I got the car from my dad who said I have to replace the transmission because when I'm shifting (the shifter) down from park, the gears will shift. To shift upward back to park I need to turn the plastic housing around the steering column. My neighbor said if I buy a holley shifter, it will fix the problem?

Curious if anyone can explain what's happening/how I might be able to fix this problem? Thank you!

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#1048028 - 02/10/17 10:35 PM Re: Have to turn steering column to shift? [Re: dmeow]
FinallySS Offline
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Registered: 01/04/08
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Loc: Nice Sunny Hawaii
Just need to adjust the linkage. No need to buy new shifter. However, if you're looking for good excuse to buy non-stock shifter, this will be a good chance.
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#1048032 - 02/10/17 11:00 PM Re: Have to turn steering column to shift? [Re: dmeow]
dmeow Offline
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Registered: 07/03/14
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Loc: Honolulu, HI
Got it, Thank you!

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#1048227 - 02/15/17 08:58 PM Re: Have to turn steering column to shift? [Re: dmeow]
dmeow Offline
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Registered: 07/03/14
Posts: 40
Loc: Honolulu, HI
So I adjusted the linkage and everything lines up, but there's a lot of wiggle room... The car shifts down smoothy with column ( refuses to shift to 1 after 2 just doesnt budge )but when I try to upshift It feels like it just gives out and my floor shifter goes up without shifting the column shifter and I need to turn the column to get it back to park..Sometimes I'll get to reverse before the column stops turning... Any ideas what I need to fix?

link to shift linkage/ column bar pics https://goo.gl/photos/VdZKkjYBRsuPg3mE7

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#1048231 - 02/15/17 10:07 PM Re: Have to turn steering column to shift? [Re: dmeow]
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Registered: 12/23/99
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Loc: Brooksville, Fl
It looks like the shift cable isn't being kept in the bracket at the trans, someone didn't do a good install or it's the wrong cable!!
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#1048266 - 02/17/17 03:40 AM Re: Have to turn steering column to shift? [Re: dmeow]
dmeow Offline
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Registered: 07/03/14
Posts: 40
Loc: Honolulu, HI
Have it back in place properly now and my car is shifting! Thank you, must have missed it after I called it a day.


Edited by dmeow (02/17/17 03:42 AM)

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#1048302 - 02/17/17 10:05 PM Re: Have to turn steering column to shift? [Re: dmeow]
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