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park gear selection not working

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  • park gear selection not working

    When I put my car in park it keeps on rolling. I have a spacer on the driver's side of my trans mount, could this be the cause?

    Studebakers forever!
    Studebakers forever!

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    The spacer should not cause that unless the engine mounts were previously installed incorrectly and the shift linkage adjusted to compensate for the misfit.

    Whatever the cause, you need to adjust the shift linkage so that the Trans. lever position matches the steering column detents.

    One way to do that is disconnect the shift rod from the trans. lever, shift the Trans lever to a position like say Drive, then position the shifter in "D" and adjust the rod to slip into the hole in the Trans. lever. Then all of the shifter positions should match the Trans. if the grommets are in good shape on the column and the Trans. lever.

    Of course you don't want to hear that if it does not work, there COULD be internal problems in the Trans.!

    StudeRich
    Studebakers Northwest
    Ferndale, WA
    StudeRich
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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    • #3
      What a beautiful car. What kind of wheels are on it? The interior and exterior color float my boat!! yee-ha!!! jimmijim
      sigpicAnything worth doing deserves your best shot. Do it right the first time. When you're done you will know it. { I'm just the guy who thinks he knows everything, my buddy is the guy who knows everything.} cheers jimmijim*****SDC***** member

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      • #4
        Today I went under the car and found that I had the position wrong it was reversed. I then put it right and then found that I had to pull up on the rod under the hood. I then tested it and it is in park as the car is not moving when I push it. I also noticed that the rubber insulator was very worn so I ordered one. I replaced the neutral safety switch as will and greased the area under it. I am now doing all the little stuff the shop would or could not do[]I think this is the best part.Oh JIMJIM8 those are Kelsey/hayes wire wheels, with coker wide whites

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        Studebakers forever!

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