See Figures 1, 2 and 3
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Remove the shifter boot, the console and retainer inside the car. Shift into first gear, then loosen the shift cable mounting nuts E at the transaxle D and F.
- With the shift lever in first gear, position (pulled to the left and held against the stop) insert a yoke clip to hold the lever hard against the reverse lockout stop as shown in view D. Install two No. 22 drill bits, or two 5 / 32 in. (4mm) rods, into the two alignment holes in the shifter assembly to hold it in first gear. This is shown in view C.
- Remove the lash from the transaxle by rotating the lever D in the direction of the arrow while tightening nut E. Tighten nut E on lever F.
- Remove the two drill bits or pins from the shifter.
- Connect the negative battery cable. Road test the vehicle to check for a good neutral gate feel during shifting. It may be necessary to fine tune the adjustment after road testing.
SHIFTER SHAFT WASHER
See Figures 4 and 5
If a hang-up is experienced in the 1-2 gear range and the shift cables are properly adjusted, it may be necessary to change the shift selector washer.
- From the end of the housing, remove the reverse inhibitor fitting spring and washer.
- Position the shifter shaft into the 2nd gear position.
- Measure the end of housing-to-end of shifter shaft (dimension A ).
- On the opposite end of the shaft, apply a load of 8.8-13.3 lbs. (4-6 kg) and measure the end of housing-to-end of shifter shaft (dimension B ).
- Subtract dimension B from dimension A and secure dimension C .
- Using the dimension C and shifter shaft selective washer chart, select the correct shim washer to be used on the reinstallation.