Originally Posted by RAW
Pulled the nut and removed the kickdown arm easy enough. Removed the neutral safety switch two cap screws.
Without beating on or prying the shift arm does not want to move or even feel free. I have a suspicion this is a open the transmission kind of fix to change it to a lower swing column shift transmission, correct?
P.s. Wish I'd known this before setting the engine and transmission in place.
IF you are trying to relocate the OE type of shifter arm position ....... you must remove the pan , remove the valve body. Remove the retaining nut on the shifter arm inside. Rebolt the arm together after the change. Shifter arm only bolts on 2 ways.... 180 degrees apart .
Then you MUST align the shift & kick down linkage correctly as you reinstall the valve body to avoid damage to parts.