GM Firebird 1982-1992 Repair Guide

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LINKAGE



4-Speed Transmission

See Figure 1

All terms used in the following procedure match those which are used in the accompanying illustration. No linkage adjustment is possible on the 5-speed transmissions.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable at the battery.
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  3. Place the shift control lever (F) in Neutral.
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  5. Raise the vehicle and support it safely with jackstands.
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  7. Remove the swivel retainers (P) from the levers (E, H, and J).
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  9. Remove the swivels (S) from the shifter assembly (G), and loosen the swivel locknuts (R and T).
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Fig. Fig. 1: 4-speed shift linkage adjustments

  1. Make sure that levers L, M, and N are in their Neutral positions (center detents).
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  3. Align the holes of levers E, H, and J with the notch in the shifter assembly (G). Insert an alignment gauge (J-33195) to hold the levers in this position.
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  5. Insert swivel S into lever E and install washer Q. Secure with retainer P.
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  7. Apply rearward pressure (Z) to lever N. Tighten locknuts R and T (at the same time) against swivel S to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm).
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  9. Repeat steps 8 and 9 for rod D and levers J and M.
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  11. Repeat steps 8 and 9 for rod K and levers H and L.
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  13. Remove the alignment gauge, lower the vehicle, and check the operation of the shifting mechanism.
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  15. Reconnect the negative battery cable.
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