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best way to adjust shift linkage?

We dropped the steering column on a friend's 1973 Plymouth to take out the dash to fix some electrical problems. It's a 318 with 904 auto box (I think) and column shift. When we bolt the column up the shift linkage is out of adjustment. Every gear is fine except we can't get it into park. The little orange shift position indicator sits just short of 'P' when the shift lever is all the way up. Its almost as though the shift lever has run out of travel before it gets to park.

The shop manual doesn't say anything about an adjustment procedure, has anybody run across a similar problem and does anyone know of a method to fix/adjust it back?

Thanks for any advice.

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I am not sure about Chrysler's method on your car but most cars have adjustable linkage or a slotted hole in a link. When you find the adjustment point, disconnect the linkage at the adjustment point, shift the trans into neutral and put the shifter into neutral (make sure both are into their neutral detent), and adjust the linkage to connect it. It is best to do this in neutral so the linkage is not at either end of the travel. This usually gets you very close, but you might have to cheat a little one way or the other.

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thanks for your help - it worked!

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