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Old 02-06-2006, 08:42 PM
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C6 shifter linkage help?

Ok so i just had the C6 rebuilt and I cant remember the position of the linkage when i unbolted the shifter from it. How can i reestablish the correct position?

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Put shifter in Neutral and trans in Neutral. Adjust linkage as needed. Check for Drive and Reverse engagement and correct adjustment, then check for Park.
This technique will work for any shifter. Be sure the shifter stays in neutral during adjustment, even if it means getting someone to hold it there....
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I do mine a bit different than Chazmac. With a C6 I begin with the shift cable disconnected at the transmission. I then put the shifter in low (1st gear) and the transmission shift arm in low as well. I then adjust the pivot bolt on the end of the cable to slide easily in and out of the hole on the transmission shift arm. I then disconnect the cable once again, move the shifter to park and the transmission shift arm to park as well. Then test to see if the pivot bolt slides easily into the hole on the transmission shift arm. If it does, you are good to go. If not, you will need to start making small adjustments by screwing the pivot bolt on the end of the cable in or out. You have to keep going back and forth between low and park until the pivot bolt with slide in and out of it's mounting hole without binding. In some cases you may have to make a slight adjustment where the cable mounts to the transmission oil pan to get a bit more/less cable to play with.
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Hey Steve, do yourself a HUGE favor and get yourself a '73 Shop Manual. (It's a '73, right?) Get the shop manual for your car, and you will never regret it. I sit back and read my '65 manual for hours in downtime whenever, and you will learn so much, and when a problem comes along, you will think back to the manual, and things will start clicking. Do it! =)
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