See Figure 13-Speed
- Place the gearshift lever in the NEUTRAL position.
- Loosen the two gearshift adjustment nuts on the shift linkage.
- Insert a 3 / 16 in. (4.7mm) diameter pin through the 1st and REVERSE lever, the 2nd and 3rd gear shift lever, and the two holes in the lower casing. The pin can be fabricated from 3 / 16 in. rod bent to an L- shape. The extension that is to be inserted into the levers should be 1 in. (25mm) in length from the elbow.
- Manipulate the levers so that the alignment tool will move freely through the alignment holes.
- Tighten the two gearshift rod adjustment nuts.
- Remove the tool and check linkage operation.
- Place the gearshift lever in NEUTRAL position, then raise car on a hoist.
- Insert a 1 / 4 in.(6mm) diameter rod into the alignment holes of the shift levers.
- If the holes are not in exact alignment, check for bent connecting rods or loose lever locknuts at the rod ends. Make replacements or repairs, then adjust as follows.
- Loosen the three rod-to-lever retaining locknuts and move the levers until the 1 / 4 in. (6mm) gauge rod will enter the alignment holes. Be sure that the transmission shift levers are in NEUTRAL, and the REVERSE shifter lever is in the NEUTRAL detent.
- Install shift rods and tighten locknuts to 18-23 ft. lbs. (24-31 Nm).
- Remove the 1 / 4 in. (6mm) gauge rod.
- Operate the shift levers to assure correct shifting.
- Lower the car and road test.
TRANSMISSION LOCK ROD ADJUSTMENT
Some models with floor or console mounted shifters with manual transmissions incorporate a transmission lock rod which prevents the shifter from being moved from the Reverse position when the ignition lock is in the OFF position. The lock rod connects the shift tube in the steering column to the transmission reverse lever. The lock rod cannot be properly adjusted until the manual linkage adjustment is correct.
- With the transmission selector lever in the NEUTRAL position, loosen the lock rod adjustment nut on the transmission REVERSE lever.
- Insert a 0.180 in. (4.5mm) diameter rod (No. 15 drill bit) in the gauge pin hole located in the six o'clock position on the steering column socket casting, directly below the ignition lock.
- Manipulate the lever until the casting will not move with the pin inserted.