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Old 06-26-2011, 08:48 AM
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3 Speed on the Tree ?s

My shifter quit working on my 74 C10 three speed and I don't know why? This is the first 3 on the Tree I've ever had im not sure what goes into them or how to fix them. I pulled the shaft out yesterday so i have everything in sight just don't know what im looking for. Any takers??? I would appreciate the help

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Old 06-26-2011, 09:23 AM
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If you move the shift lever, does the linkage move at the base of the column?
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Old 06-26-2011, 09:30 AM
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Not at all it left me sitting and had to get out and manually put it in gear. Now that i have it out i kinda figured out how it works but still im not sure what its actaully supposed to do or look like.
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Old 06-26-2011, 09:54 AM
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More than likely, the upper collar is rotating on the shift tube. There should be some kind of detent or tang that locks the shift collar to the tube, if that is sheared or worn down it will do as you describe.

The lower shift levers should be welded to the shift tube eliminating slippage.

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Old 06-26-2011, 10:38 PM
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Can i see this anywhere or is this gonna be inside the column and unvisible?
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:39 PM
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Inside the upper part of the column. If the upper collar where the shift lever is connected moves, and the lower linkage or the tube doesn't, it is the connection between the upper collar and the tube. You will have to take the column apart to find out what happened.

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Old 06-28-2011, 02:30 AM
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You will have to dis-assemble the collumn. Pull the steering wheel, lock ring and the turn signal switch. You will probably be able to see the problem from there.
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Ok ill give that a shot and see what happens.
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