Chrysler Colt/Vista 1990-1993 Repair Information

Adjustments

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SHIFT LINKAGE



1990-92 3-Speed

See Figure 1



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Fig. Fig. 1: Shift cable adjustment points - 1990-92 Colt hatchback and sedan w/3-speed

When it is necessary to disconnect the linkage cable from the lever, which uses plastic grommets as retainers, the grommets should be replaced.

  1. Set the parking brake.
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  3. Move the shift lever into P .
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  5. Loosen the clamp bolt on the gear shift cable bracket.
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  7. Make sure the preload adjustment spring engages the fork on the transaxle bracket.
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  9. Pull the shift lever all the way to the front detent position P and torque the lock screw to 100 inch lbs. (11 Nm).
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  11. Check the following conditions:
    1. The detent positions for N and D should be within limits of hand lever gate stops.
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    3. Key start must occur only when the shift lever is in P or N positions.
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THROTTLE CONTROL CABLE



1990-92 3-speed

See Figure 2



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Fig. Fig. 2: Throttle cable control linkage adjustment - 3-speed

  1. Run the engine to normal operating temperature. Shut it off and make sure the throttle plate is closed (curb idle position).
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  3. Raise the small cone-shaped cover on the throttle cable to expose the nipple.
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  5. Loosen the lower cable bracket bolt.
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  7. Move the lower cable bracket until the distance between the collar and the lower cover (A) directly underneath it is 0.5-1.5mm.
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  9. Tighten the bracket bolt to 9-11 ft. lbs.
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NEUTRAL SWITCH



See Figure 3



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Fig. Fig. 3: Neutral switch adjustment - all transaxles

  1. Place manual control lever in the Neutral position.
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  3. Loosen the two switch attaching bolts. Switch is located on side of transmission.
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  5. Turn the switch body until the flat end of the manual lever is centered over the square end of the switch body flange.
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  7. While keeping the switch body flange and manual lever aligned torque the two attaching bolts to 7.5-8.5 ft. lbs.
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