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05-10-2013 12:45 PM
496CHEVY3100 Are you using the one that screws into shifter or the one that attaches to a shifter rod ,the one on the rod seems to work best ,can be used for NSS or back up lights.
05-10-2013 10:55 AM
ranrodder
lokar neutral safety swith.

I to am having trouble adjusting the safety switch on the Lokar shifter. Not happy with it at all. I have tried their way and all kind of ways does not work. However, I can make it work it will take me modifying the shifter so that it will work, it will start in Park and Park only. Lokar makes a good quality product but the neutral safety switch adjustment for a 700R4 does not work. I came here to see if there was an answer. I see I am not the only one who has a problem.
Thanks
Ranrodder
05-07-2013 07:25 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by RatPin View Post
I remember the spacers that go in the holes on the side of my 700R4, but I don't remember any set screws. I will have to check.
the set screws I am referring to go straidht in the side ard fit into the cupped part, with a locknut to hold them in place if you left 1/8 in without locknut they would not stat tight.
05-07-2013 07:19 PM
RatPin I remember the spacers that go in the holes on the side of my 700R4, but I don't remember any set screws. I will have to check.
05-07-2013 07:16 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by RatPin View Post
Which spacers are you referring to?
mine has two round plugs that slide in a recessed hole on each side of the transmission with set screws to hold them in place,then the cradle bolts to transmission tail shaft,and 2 small set screws 1/4 in.on top po keep it in place, mime is a th 400 with a 18 in vintage style shifter.
05-07-2013 07:04 PM
RatPin Which spacers are you referring to?
05-07-2013 06:56 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by RatPin View Post
Sorry about your accident. Cars can be fixed though. I also have a trans mounted lokar and no matter how I adjust it it will start in P, N and OD. Obviously it's not good to have it start in OD, but I am aware of it and I'm the only one who drives it. Only time the key gets turned is with me sitting in it with a hand on the wheel and a foot on the brake. It is on my list of things to address eventually, but it is a ways down the line.

I read a post somewhere about somebody installing a very thin shim between the switch washer and the mounting boss. I tried it but then it would not start at all. Maybe it wasn't thin enough.
Mine is a th 400 instead of using shims check the set screw in the side to side spacers ,the instructions says 1/8 in clearance ,I read them AFTER mine would start in gear,
04-23-2013 07:41 AM
302 Z28 There is no problem with a Lokar shifter and the NSS there are literally thousands in use around the country. I totally agree with IrelandsChild, get real you just screw it in and its done, check its operation and its good to go.

Vince
04-23-2013 07:12 AM
flynbrian48 RatPin,

Write to Lokar. That's what I've done, although I've had no reply as yet. I don't expect anything from them, only that they address this evidently very common failing of their design. It's inexcusable.

Brian
04-22-2013 08:52 PM
RatPin Sorry about your accident. Cars can be fixed though. I also have a trans mounted lokar and no matter how I adjust it it will start in P, N and OD. Obviously it's not good to have it start in OD, but I am aware of it and I'm the only one who drives it. Only time the key gets turned is with me sitting in it with a hand on the wheel and a foot on the brake. It is on my list of things to address eventually, but it is a ways down the line.

I read a post somewhere about somebody installing a very thin shim between the switch washer and the mounting boss. I tried it but then it would not start at all. Maybe it wasn't thin enough.
04-20-2013 12:58 PM
OLNOLAN
Oh, So that's what happened to the first one.

Mr. Crosley, Just trying to make my friend Brian feel better about the whole situation by injecting a little humor. My original post was not technical either, so you can delete it too.

Mr. Nolan
04-20-2013 12:27 PM
Crosley Tech forums are for posts with tech items. Non tech posts are removed
04-20-2013 08:39 AM
flynbrian48 I'm already able to laugh about it, although there WILL be a picture of it on my "wall of pain", and there will never, EVER, be another Lokar product in any of my cars. I fully accept responsibility for turning the key while not being behind the wheel, but I accept no responsibility for the nss not working. These need to be bullet proof, idiot proof to install, and should require ZERO maintenance.

Brian
04-20-2013 06:53 AM
OLNOLAN
Faux pas

Brian, Shh.............it happens, if you laugh about it, the pain will ease. Made me think about the time I nearly knocked the door of my old camino. Add it to the Faux Pas thread. Nolan

http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/mech...as-172021.html
04-19-2013 10:32 PM
junkyardjeff It sucks that it happened but do you have a working parking brake,I make sure they work on all of my vehicles and is used when parked.
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