- Make sure that the adjustable swivel block is free to slide on the shift cable.
- Place the shift lever in Park.
- With the linkage assembled, and the swivel lock bolt loose, move the shift arm on the transaxle into the Park position.
- Hold the shift arm in position with a force of about 10 lbs. and tighten the adjuster swivel lock bolt to 8 ft. lbs. (11 Nm).
- Check the linkage action.
- Remove the release button.
- Cut and fold a standard paper match stem.
- Using tweezers, insert the folded match as far as possible into the clearance slot. The match should be below the knob surface.
- Insert the button, taking care not to break the button stem.
- Adjust the idle speed as previously described.
- Run the engine to normal operating temperature.
- Loosen the adjustment bracket lockscrew.
- Make sure the adjustment bracket is free to slide in its slot.
- Hold the transaxle lever firmly rearward against its internal stop and tighten the adjustment bracket lockscrew to 9 ft. lbs. (12 Nm).
- Test the cable operation.
Chrysler recommends that the band be adjusted at each fluid change. The adjusting screw is located on the left side of the case.
- Loosen the locknut and back off the nut above five full turns.
- Tighten the band adjusting screw to 72 inch lbs. (8 Nm).
- Back off the adjusting screw exactly 2 1 / 2 turns except with 1.6L engine, back off 3 turns.
- Hold the adjusting screw and tighten the locknut to 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm).