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Old 01-28-2008, 08:10 PM
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Tranny Shifting Question Park and Start

Hi, I recently noticed it started getting harder to start my 88 Grand Wagoneer. I can not turn it over unless I bump very hard the shift lever up. Then It recognizes it is in park and will let me start. Also around 50% of the time when I shift into park it acts like it is in neutral. I have to put it in gear again before I put it in park...

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BTW it is a 401 with a stock 727.

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Old 01-28-2008, 08:13 PM
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adjust the shift linkeage.
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Old 01-28-2008, 08:14 PM
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adjust the shift linkeage.

ummm how? Is there a tech section on how to do this?
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Old 01-28-2008, 08:24 PM
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See if it will start in neutral. You might have something worn in the shifter linkage or it could be the neutral safety switch. From your description of the park acting like neutral thing, I'd say linkage.
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Old 01-28-2008, 08:32 PM
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I get the same thing. Often times I have to use my left hand to pull the lever toward me and in a counter clockwise direction to firmly seat it in park. Definately a linkage problem but I, like you, don't know where to begin adjusting.
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Old 01-28-2008, 08:37 PM
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verify the linkage is in good working order. you'll see on the link going from the column to the tranny a pinch bolt. loosen it,put the shifter in park,and the tranny in park,then tighten the bolt.
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Old 01-29-2008, 03:54 PM
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maybe see about getting a bushing kit for the linkage and replace them all when you go to adjust it. if you pull it all out, don't be afraid to neversize the moving parts to keep them moving.
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Old 01-29-2008, 07:32 PM
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If this is a problem that has just started after working fine since it was born........................I would check the plastic bushing on the frame rail, they break apart and would cause this. As mentioned, check all the bushings to be in good shape, motor mounts and tranny mount to be intact also, if all that checks out then adjust.
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Old 01-30-2008, 01:02 AM
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If you're free this weekend, call me. Maybe swing that sucker by on Saturday and I'll show you how it all ties together.

I'd bet something got knocked off-kilter when it was taken out for your motor swap. FWIW, I had the same problem for a while, I knew what it was and it went away when I swapped trannies. I doubt yours is that serious.
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