GM S10/S15/Sonoma Pick-Ups 1982-1993 Repair Manual

Adjustments

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SHIFT LEVER/LINKAGE



Only the 207 and 231 model transfer cases are equipped with a shift lever. In order to adjust the lever/linkage assembly, then floor console must be removed for access. The original floor shift mechanism was used on vehicles covered by this manual.

See Figure 1

  1. Remove the center console for access to the shift lever retainers.
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  3. Raise the floor shift lever boot upward on the lever.
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  5. Loosen the detent switch bracket retaining bolt and the floor shift lever pivot bolt (also threaded through the detent switch bracket).
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Fig. Fig. 1: Transfer case shift linkage adjustment

  1. Manually place the transfer case lever in the 4 High position ( refer to the illustration).
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  3. Install a suitable lock bolt to hold the transfer case lever in position. (refer to the illustration).
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  5. Insert a 5 / 16 in. (8mm) drill bit (gauge pin) through the hole in the shift lever and into the upper corner of the switch bracket. This will assure that the switch is aligned with 4 High position.
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  7. Tighten the floor shift lever pivot bolt to 75 ft. lbs. (102 Nm) and the detent switch bracket retaining bolt to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
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  9. Remove the lock bolt and the gauge pin/drill bit.
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  11. Verify proper shifting action.
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  13. Reposition the floor shift lever boot and install the center console.
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